A Humongous Object Named OGLE

Discussion in 'Science, Tech, & Space Exploration' started by nivek, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    OGLE is Neither a Planet Nor a Star

    The object was first discovered in June 2016 by astronomers from the University of Warsaw working on the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment, which means they used gravitational microlensing to detect its presence as its gravity bent the light of its star (and used the discovering telescope to come up with the odd ogling name). Its presence 22.000 light years away was confirmed a few days later by scientists using NASA’s orbiting Spitzer telescope.

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    So what exactly is Ogle?

    Astronomers can’t decide (there’s nothing more exciting than a competition among astronomers – kind of a Dancing With The Stargazers) so they have to make do with the 2016 pictures and computer models until its three-year orbit puts it in front of its start to cause another microlensing event.


     
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  2. Dundee

    Dundee Fading day by day.

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    Maybe a Dysons Sphere :)
     
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