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Old 23-02-2019, 09:21 AM
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Hoag’s Object - An Engineered Galaxy?

Had the pleasure of photographing a theoretical physicist yesterday.
Dr. Joseph Voros.
Fascinating field he works in... got chatting about astronomy (as you do).
Turns out he’s fascinated by Hoag’s Object- and the possibilities of it being macro engineering on a cosmic scale- so much so he’s lectured on the subject.
Check out his blog here... https://thevoroscope.com/2018/07/18/...neered-galaxy/

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Old 23-02-2019, 12:29 PM
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Wow, looks like the super gate built by the ORI...
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Old 23-02-2019, 01:53 PM
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A Kardashev Type III civilization is also not going to trample half way across the Universe to pick a fight with us! We'd be no more than mice to them, if we even registeted on their radar...

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Old 23-02-2019, 02:13 PM
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Also - there appears to be another one in the distant background. Intergalactic steppingstones ? Stargates ?
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Old 23-02-2019, 03:33 PM
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Bugger, missed that one.

Yup, we're screwed...
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Old 24-02-2019, 11:34 PM
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I think unless it's absolutely necessary to engineer a galaxy in this shape to utilise it's energy for development, a civilisation won't do it to attract (potentially dangerous) attentions from the neighbourhood.

Now the question is, tech-wise, what is the benefit to build ring galaxy than just use a natural one that justify the effort and risk?

Maybe the answer can lead human to Type III someday
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Now the question is, tech-wise, what is the benefit to build ring galaxy than just use a natural one that justify the effort and risk?

Maybe the answer can lead human to Type III someday
Perhaps access to power, formed by directed gravitational fields?

No matter what the answer is, this is a lovely looking galaxy!
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I reckon this one's been processed by Andy coz it looks like an eye looking right back at you.
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Old 26-02-2019, 08:43 AM
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I reckon this one's been processed by Andy coz it looks like an eye looking right back at you.
Not guilty but thanks for the nice compliment!
Wish I had the FL to take a crack at it myself though- it’s a spectacular Object
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Had the pleasure of photographing a theoretical physicist yesterday.
How long were your subs?
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Hahahaha!
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