Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Is This Amazing?

This is midway in the development of a star. Look familiar?
Stars are formed from huge clouds of cold dust and gas. Some outside event is needed to disturb the cloud [?] so that it starts to collapse in on itself. It then fragments into small clumps. The knots are denser than the cloud and have a greater gravitational pull, so they gather more dust and gas. As the knot grows, the pressure and temperature at the center rise. When the temp reaches about 10,000,000K, nuclear reactions will begin and a star is born. The cloud of dust and gas spins around the shrinking central star. The spinning stops the cloud collapsing inward, so a flattened disk is formed (above). As the disk cools, the material within clumps together, and voila! A new star is alive and thriving.
I find this astonishing and it verifies once again why I believe in a great universal synchronism


Blogger Tseka said...

Yup, patterns of the spirit i call it, the similarity of pattern on all levels, i believe it helps us to interpolate what we cannot "see".

It is amazing.

10/1/07 4:38 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I was just about to say this. The seeing eye of the sky as we blindly grope for direction. Yet humans have always known that the stars guide them properly. It makes me love the map even more, if that's possible. And as always, this kind of spirit pattern gives me a feeling of safety.

10/1/07 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

And this is also amazing on a variety of levels.

10/1/07 5:05 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Jeeze joe.

I still wonder how exactly to blend these daily mundane horrors blaring and blasting at us, with the grace and gorgeous rightness of the universe. Have to watch both, but what a juxtaposition!

10/1/07 5:18 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I've got it!!

Maybe all the explosion, dust, gas, fire, madness and swirl on earth are part of a star creation in an alternate universe. We're caught inside creation. Not much we can do, it seems, other than witness it all. And put one foot in front of the other in sequence.

10/1/07 5:22 PM  
Blogger jm said...

This also looks like a fertilized egg to me. I've always thought that every creation is significant and serves a purpose, as well as every death. Birth and death are the two things I don't argue with in life. It's all the behavior in-between that merits attention, as I see it. A person's(thing's) death is his own, no matter how it arrives.
We really belong to life and probably have to do as we're told. It's the raging universe we're caught up in. But there's always a peaceful eye of the storm.

10/1/07 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Maybe it's because we cannot learn to appreciate beauty without knowing ugliness as well? I dunno... I know what you mean about the fertilized egg, though. Your description reminded me of the same thing because the ovum, in the micro-universe of the womb, appears to be complete in itself until the "outside event," in the form of sperm, disturbs its composure. I think the ovum was recently observed to have its own intelligence in that it draws sperm toward it and appears to choose the one it lets in, rather than being a passive vessel for the active sperm to penetrate, as the older scientific mindset maintained.
After all, in the 16th century, they believed in the homunculus!

10/1/07 6:34 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I think the ovum was recently observed to have its own intelligence in that it draws sperm toward it and appears to choose the one it lets in

I think so. But the ovum seems to need the disturbance, if that's intelligence..:-)

10/1/07 9:44 PM  

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