3 years ago
YinofYang
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NGC 3190 - The Predator
"NGC 3190 is a spiral galaxy with tightly wound arms and lying in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784. NGC 3190 is member of Hickson 44 galaxy group, estimated at around 80 million light years away, and consisting of four galaxies in a tight group - NGC 3193 is fairly featureless, NGC 3187 is a dim but striking spiral galaxy and NGC 3185 has a barred spiral structure with an outer ring. In 2002 two supernovae were observed in the galaxy. A Brazilian amateur astronomer Paulo Cacella detected one supernova in the southeastern part in March 2002 (SN 2002bo), and then an Italian team, while studying the first one, detected a second supernova (SN 2002cv) on the other side two months later." [https://www.facebook.com/Milkyway.Nasa.115943216485228220871]
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ahhh the ultimate dream. I wonder how far we will be able to travel in our lifetime. @yinofyang what do you think? Ever think anyone will ever be able to travel to these distant galaxies?
3 years ago·Reply
cool
3 years ago·Reply
Great post @yinofyang! @Goyo (don't mean to steal the question Haha) but I would say at most, the very ultimate Max, we would be able to travel to nearby stars. galaxies are so ginormous and it would literally take hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of years to reach, or many million years, and that's at the speed of light! According to mainstream laws of physics, matter cannot travel as fast or faster than light...Our nearest star is Proxima Centauri, about 4 light years away. Interplabetary travel is still quite young, while Interstellar travel, especially intergalactic travel, will remain untouched for possibly several years, hundreds, thousands, millions of years, or it may never happen. These both still have yet to come, but interstellar may be happening in our lifetime! Intergalactic would rewuire a huge, huge, huge leap in technology and human evolution. :)
2 years ago·Reply