Famous Orion Nebula Closer Than Thought
By SPACE.com Staff | October 8, 2007 01:46pm EThttp://www.space.com/4442-famous-orion-nebula-closer-thought.html
Trigonometric Parallax method determines distance to star by measuring its slight shift in apparent position as seen from opposite ends of Earth's orbit.
Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF
The widely photographed and heavily studied Orion Nebula is nearly 300 light-years closer to Earth than previously thought, according to a new study.
The finding, detailed in the Oct. 10 issue of Astrophysical Journal, also hikes up the age of the nebula's stellar inhabitants.
"These stars are nearly twice as old as previously thought," said study team member Geoff Bower, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley.
The new measurements were made using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). The scientists determined the distance to a star called GMR A, one of a cluster of stars in the Orion Nebula, by measuring the slight shift in the star's apparent position while the Earth was on opposite sides of its annual orbit around the sun.
This technique, called parallax, allows astronomers to measure the angle of an object's small shift in position and to calculate its distance.
"This measurement is four times more precise than previous distance measurements," Bower said.
The new VLBA measurements shorten the Orion Nebula's distance from 1,565 to 1,270 light-years away.
...THERE IS ONLY one(uno) problem...!
...Our Planet is rotating, as is the Galaxy, and who know about ORION's movement for this day, as the light we are seeing today took 1,270 year to reach us...!
...SO WE ARE SEEING THE LIGHT OF 1,270 years ago, if DISTANCES ARE IN A STRAIT LINE...!
...AND THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA in Egypt where since around 2,000 to 3,000 B.C., as the Bible's mention of ORION to some years B.C...!
...IT MEANS THE STARS OF ORION, seem to be located in the same place respect to each other, for this period of time being of 2,016 plus 2,500 B.C. Making it of a round plus or minus 4,500 years...!
...THIS IS SIGNIFICANT, as to what is going on out there in SPACE...!
...SO THOUGH Planet Earth is moving in location...! WHY ARE THE CONSTELLATIONS AND GALAXIES SO EXACT IN LOCATION RESPECT TO THEMSELVES AND THEIR SHAPE AND their own star locations...?! Impressive!
..LETS MODEL WHAT CURVED SPIRAL DISTANCES OF LIGHT PERCEPTION COULD BE, AS TO REAL DISTANCES CALCULATED AND VISUALIZED...!
...IT COULD BE THAT THE AMOUNT OF TURNS OF THE SPIRAL DOES NOT MATTER AS TO THE AVERAGE DIAMETER/RADIUS THAT COULD BE ESTIMATED ...!!!???
SAY THAT YOU CALCULATE THE SPIRAL OF LIGHT DISTANCE TO NEPTUNE AND EQUATE IT TO A DIAMETER, AND EXTRAPOLATE TO LENGTH OF SPIRAL OF LIGHT TO ORION, AND WE MIGHT GET A BETTER ESTIMATE AS TO THE REAL APPROXIMATE RADIUS/DIAMETER DISTANCE TO ORION...!!!
I AM SURE THIS WOULD BE MORE REAL, THAN WHAT IS THE ACCEPTED SCIENCE CONSENSUS...!!!
Because the spiral of light is caused by the rotation of Earth around the Sun, plus any other movements, plus the time frame of reference...! 1,200 light years of light SPIRAL, if that be true...!
We are not seeing light in a strait line because of rotation, movements and time frame for light to reach us...!