[extropy-chat] Enigmatic object baffles supernova team

Neil H. neuronexmachina at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 05:48:57 UTC 2006

Are there any sources for information on this besides New Scientist?
I've tried some preliminary googling and haven't been successful.

On 6/19/06, J. Andrew Rogers <andrew at ceruleansystems.com> wrote:
> On Jun 19, 2006, at 7:43 PM, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> > What a strange article.  It variously says the object could be 5.5
> > billion light years away, 12 billion light years away or in our own
> > galaxy.  In short it doesn't seem we know much other than the raw
> > data.   Very odd.
> Yeah, that is what caught my attention.  It isn't that they do not
> have some good data -- they have marshaled some nice assets for
> observations -- but that they are having a hard time making the raw
> data fit any conventional model.  I've already caught opinions from a
> couple professional astronomers (though neither specializing in this)
> and the gist is that they find it very weird and therefore very
> interesting, but are at a loss for a meaningful opinion of what it
> might be based on the data presented.  Too many anomalies in too many
> different dimensions to reasonably shoehorn it as an outlier of some
> well-known class given the current data.
> J. Andrew Rogers
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