1. ESO Press Release 29/05: Sharp Vision Reveals Intimacy of Stars (24 November 2005)


Date:       30 November 2005

To:          Fabien.Malbet@obs.ujf-grenoble.fr, Armando.Domiciano@unice.fr

Subject:   Intimacy of stars – they're siblings!


"These observations are really opening the doors for a new era of understanding of these complex and intriguing objects", says Domiciano de Souza.

"Such results could be achieved only due to the spectral resolution as well as spatial resolution that AMBER offers. There isn't any similar instrument in the world, " concludes Fabien Malbet, who is also the AMBER Project Scientist.

Sharp Vision Reveals Intimacy of Stars http://www.eso.org/outreach/press-rel/pr-2005/pr-29-05.html


Dr Fabien Malbet and colleagues

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble



Dr Armando Domiciano de Souza and colleagues

MPI fur Radioastronomie, Bonn



Dear Learned and Privileged Researchers,

Such detailed observations are naturally piecing together the true picture of the firmament ever so efficiently. Please be good enough to check out The Cosmos and others on this final and uncomplicated structure now becoming only all too obvious.


One should find the propounded model most useful in interpreting data. It could also suggest what to look for in future, saving valuable observational time.

Best wishes,

Eugene Sittampalam



2. ESO Press Release 27/05: Star on the Run (9 November 2005)


Date:       1 December 2005

To:          rn@star.herts.ac.uk, heber@sternwarte.uni-erlangen.de

Subject:   Fw: Intimacy of stars – they're siblings!


Dr Ralf Napiwotzki
for Astrophysics Research
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Drs Uli Heber, Dr Remeis-Sternwarte and Dr Heinz Edelmann
Astronomisches Institut der Universität
Bamberg, Germany


Drs Norbert Christlieb and Dieter Reimers

Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany


Dear Learned and Privileged Researchers,

Star on the Run ESO Press Release 27/05  9 November 2005

In this context, please be good enough to accept the forwarded for perusal.


It may be noted:

1) The decay-prone neutron's half-life extends under high speed. A star, therefore, should act no differently since this radioactivity (which effects the stellar corona) underlies/affects our observational data of stars.

2) The centre of the Galaxy is the likely origin of the runaway star – the occasional shrapnel from galactic core ejections that spawn the star clusters. 

3) The shrapnel would have had a much higher (escape) velocity at origin, which is another factor determining age.

4) Black holes, dark matter and dark energy are nonentities in the final model.

Thank you and best wishes,

Eugene Sittampalam


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Subject:   Intimacy of stars – they're siblings! [see item 1, above]
Date:       30 November 2005


3. ESO Press Photo 33/05: Feeding the Monster (17 October 2005)


Date:       4 December 2005

To:          prieto@mpia.de, witold@astro.ox.ac.uk

Cc:          information@eso.org, apj@as.arizona.edu

Subject:   The Loch Ness monster of science


"This is possibly the first time that a detailed view of the channelling process of matter, from the main part of the galaxy down to the very end in the nucleus, is released," says Almudena Prieto, lead author of the paper describing these results.

Feeding the Monster ESO Press Photo 33/05 ( 17 October 2005)


Dr Almudena Prieto

Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy

Heidelberg, Germany


Dr Witold Maciejewski

University of Oxford, UK


Dr Juha Reunanen

ESO, Garching, Germany


Dear Learned and Privileged Researchers,

Such detailed observations are indeed disclosing, with unprecedented clarity, the true mechanics and structure of the spiral galaxy:


1.      A periodic (stellar nova-like) mass ejection from the galactic core, or the "bright nucleus at the centre," is seen here as "the star-forming ring."


2.      "More than 300 star forming regions - white spots in the image - are distributed along a ring of dust and gas in the image." These spots correspond to the bigger chunks in the ejected nuclear matter. (Each chunk goes to form the star cluster by successive bifurcation.)


3.      The intensity of fallback of sub-escape-velocity matter gives the illusion of a "barred spiral galaxy" at such heightened epochs.


4.      The fallback at various heights appears as a "filamentary structure spiralling down to the centre of the galaxy."


5.      With another recent breakthrough discovery, that of the crucial galactic superwind (akin to the solar or stellar wind), our search for black holes and dark matter may now be brought to a close.


6.      "However, NGC 1097 possesses a comparatively faint nucleus only, and the black hole in its centre must be on a very strict "diet": only a small amount of gas and stars is apparently being swallowed by the black hole at any given moment." This observation, of course, is unbecoming of science.


With best regards,

Eugene Sittampalam



4. ESO Press Photo 34/05: Cosmic Portrait of a Perturbed Family (4 November 2005)


Date:       5 December 2005

To:          giovanna.temporin@uibk.ac.at, ciroi@pd.astro.it, hboffin@eso.org

Subject:   The Cosmic Family Portrait


Dr S Temporin

University of Innsbruck, Austria


Drs S Ciroi and P Rafanelli

University of Padova, Italy


Dr A Iovino

INAF-Brera Astronomical Observatory, Italy


Dr M Radovich

INAF-Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory, Italy


Drs E Pompei and Henri Boffin


Dear Learned and Privileged Researchers,

Cosmic Portrait of a Perturbed Family ESO Press Photo 34/05 (4 November 2005)

The above release has been more appropriately titled than one might think today.


"Robert's Quartet is a family of four very different galaxies," but the four, nevertheless, are siblings in that family. The differences we now note, under ever improving observation, are the result of both internal and environmental contributions to the individuals since leaving the nest. For more on the portrait backdrop and history, do please check out The Cosmos and other pages linked therein.

Wish you all good shooting at the picturesque frontier with this final model now as guide.


Eugene Sittampalam



5. This final item, though not connected to ESO, may be of relevance here


Date:       27 November 2005

To:          charnoz@cea.fr

Subject:   The Spiral


Cassini Discovers a Kinematic Spiral Ring Around Saturn

S Charnoz, C C Porco, E Déau, A Brahic, J N Spitale, G Bacques, K Baillie, Science 310, 1300-1304 (25 November 2005)


Saturn's Strangest Ring Becomes Curiouser and Curiouser

Mark R. Showalter, Science 310, 1287-1288 (25 November 2005)


Drs S Charnoz, E Déau, A Brahic, G Bacques, K Baillie

Astrophysique Interactions Multi-échelles (CEA/Université Paris 7/CNRS)

DSM/DAPNIA/SAp, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France


Drs C C Porco, J N Spitale

Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS)

Space Science Institute, 4750 Walnut Street, Suite 205, Boulder, CO 80301, USA


Dear Learned Researchers,

Formation of the spiral ring that you discovered around Saturn is not any different to how spiral arms have evolved around our Galaxy. In this fractal universe of ours, one has only to see the more evident to conceive of the not so evident.


Periodic (stellar nova-like) mass ejections from the galactic core and subsequent orbit/fall back of the bulk appear as the spiral arms in the Galaxy. In like manner, Saturn and other gas giants in the current epoch eject matter that go to form moons and rings.


You opine, "A recently discovered moon candidate, S/2004 S6, is on an orbit that crosses the F-ring core at the intersection of the spiral with the ring, which suggests a dynamical connection between S/2004 S6 and the spiral."  This would also be in keeping with my propounded final paradigm. Please do check out The Galaxy and others in www.sittampalam.net .

Thank you and best wishes,

Eugene Sittampalam




Return to homepage