The Hubble Space Telescope has had a peek behind the clouds of frenzied star-birthing supercluster the Tarantula Nebula, the nearest observable laboratory of the kind of star-making that was common in the early Universe. The Hubble mosaic, spanning a width of 600 light-years, of a star factory of more the 800,000 stars being …
"I know Einstein's physics says no, but..."
I don't think Einstein's theories ever said no, just that you would need an extremely powerful propulsion system and an awful lot of energy to make the journey within a human lifetime, plus the technology to allow a ship and crew to survive several hundred G's of acceleration / deceleration, potentially for a number decades (so we're not going there any time soon.)
And just as importantly, you'd need a crew who could cope with the knowledge that, due to time dilation, by the time they got there everyone they'd ever known back on earth would have been dead for at least 170,000 years.
But you're right, stunning photo, and wow, what a journey of discovery that would be...
An absolutely awesome image from Hubble again. The Tarantula Nebula (seen quite easily with binoculars from the southern hemisphere) is spectacular in its scale, but several other star-forming regions in our galaxy are of course much closer (the Orion Nebula, for example).
What is your problem, infidel? Surely, those nebulas et al were created +/- 6000 years ago just like fossils and all was: to appear very old! Thereby proving that earth and things like that were created by a very, very intelligent creator.
Yeah, mine's the one with "Stupidity for Dummies" in its pocket.
"These pockets will likely eventually merge into larger clusters, helping researchers to answer questions like whether supermassive stars always form in clusters or whether they can be born in isolation"
Would have thought that it will take millenia before there's any sort of clustering or merging? This'll help researchers in about half a million years, no?