Home | Community | Message Board


Sporeworks
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Science and Technology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineMurex
Reality Hacker

Registered: 07/28/02
Posts: 3,599
Loc: Traped in a shell.
Last seen: 9 years, 2 months
Space Gas
    #2266916 - 01/23/04 10:45 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)


I read somewhere that there are giant pockets of gas in empty space around our galaxy.

Does anyone know more about this?


--------------------
What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection,
Is it all you want it to be?



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSl1p
redi jedi
Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 59
Last seen: 8 years, 11 months
Re: Space Gas [Re: Murex]
    #2268326 - 01/24/04 03:29 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

A nebula is what your thinking of. most are just hydrogen, some helium but other may have small amounts of other elements. they are kind of like stellar nurseries, over time the gas comes together by the forces of gravity until its dense enough, and by the gravititational contraction hot enough to become a star.


--------------------
Life's a bitch make it yours.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibletrendalM
point of inflection
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 19,376
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Space Gas [Re: Murex]
    #2268357 - 01/24/04 03:41 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)



This is a picture of the Eagle Nebula, zoomed on a location of intense star formation.

You see the little "streamers" that poke out of the main gas cloud? The tips of those are stars in the early stages of development.


--------------------
You're here because you know something.
What you know you can't explain,
But you feel it;
You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineMurex
Reality Hacker

Registered: 07/28/02
Posts: 3,599
Loc: Traped in a shell.
Last seen: 9 years, 2 months
Re: Space Gas [Re: Sl1p]
    #2268467 - 01/24/04 04:32 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)


No, that's not what I'm talking about.

I was refering to the thin pockets of gas (not very visable at all), not nebulas. They are deep in space where no stars are, outside of our galaxy.


--------------------
What if everything around you
Isn't quite as it seems?
What if all the world you think you know,
Is an elaborate dream?
And if you look at your reflection,
Is it all you want it to be?



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibletrendalM
point of inflection
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 19,376
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Space Gas [Re: Murex]
    #2268523 - 01/24/04 04:58 PM (12 years, 10 months ago)

All space has gas in it - primarily hydrogen. Outside of galaxies and thus away from any strong gravitational force the gas would tend to clump together into "pockets" of slightly higher density than the rest of "empty space".

It's not really "empty" at all, you see :wink:


--------------------
You're here because you know something.
What you know you can't explain,
But you feel it;
You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Science and Technology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* what is 'space time'
( 1 2 all )
Cepheus 2,659 23 01/21/08 01:06 PM
by angryshroom
* A Team of Astrophysicists Claims to Have Identified Evidence that Space is Six-Dimensional
( 1 2 all )
ivi 2,289 32 08/15/06 11:05 AM
by RuNE
* Alleged photos of Space Based ‘Research’ Platforms.
( 1 2 3 4 5 all )
sparkoflife 4,711 92 03/27/09 05:24 AM
by zouden
* Speed of Gravity .. cleeen 1,332 9 07/27/07 01:08 PM
by Diploid
* Space Hotel 2012 Locus 1,120 5 08/13/07 10:50 AM
by Locus
* Iron Space Bullets (Pic) DiploidM 788 3 03/24/07 08:10 PM
by snoot
* does "gravity" (whatever gravity is) insinuate the possibility of instantaneous interstellar travel?
( 1 2 all )
sleepy 3,383 38 01/15/08 05:26 AM
by karma35
* the studies of Jacobo Grinberg:Psichophysiological Correlates of Communication, Gravitation and cactu 1,677 5 02/25/08 11:01 PM
by cactu

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Lana, trendal, Diploid, automan
524 topic views. 0 members, 0 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Mycohaus
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.029 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.