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Posted: Jan 18th 2011 2:21PM Kaemin said

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/Epic. Way to go Wizard 101 way to go!

Posted: Jan 18th 2011 3:46PM Brendan Drain said

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I just doublechecked to make sure it was the same object in space that I was thinking of, and it turns out it was :D. It's called Hanny's Voorwerp (translated: Hanny's object) after the discoverer. There's a great video on it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDr6bSB6Vlg

Posted: Jan 19th 2011 4:47AM Shadowhawke said

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The only reason the Voorwerp is visible at all is because it's illuminated by a light beam from the adjacent galaxy, possibly from an ancient quasar that’s since shut off. The sheer scale of the image and the time needed for light to cross it is made when you consider a light source is no longer visible, but its effects are.

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