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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gigantic Mysterious Word Found in Deep Space

Believe it or not, the universe is producing gigantic letters that stretch across a distance far, far greater than the length of our galaxy of billions of stars. And some of those letters spell out a word.

The letters are formed by what are called quasar polarization vector alignments.
Quasars are very energetic astronomical objects associated with the cores of very distant galaxies. Quasars shoot out jets of gas in a particular direction. Scientists know of no reason why these jets of gas should not be pointing in random directions.

But surprisingly, what are called the polarization vectors of quasars tend to be aligned in the same direction in particular regions of space. In one gigantic area of space, they may be aligned in one direction, and in another huge region of space, they may be aligned in some different direction. This is an unexplained cosmic anomaly that leaves astrophysicists scratching their heads in bewilderment. A recent analysis of these alignments calculated a probability of only 0.003% (about 1 chance in 33,000) that such alignments would randomly occur in a particular region.

Scientists have made four maps of these alignments of quasar polarization vectors, each of which involves a different data set:
  1. A map of the alignments of quasar polarization vectors for the Southern Galactic Pole region, for quasars with a red shift of greater than .7 (far away quasars), which I will call Map 1.
  2. A map of the alignments of quasar polarization vectors for the Southern Galactic Pole region, for quasars with a red shift less than .7 (relatively close quasars), which I will call Map 2.
  3. A map of the alignments of quasar polarization vectors for the Northern Galactic Pole region, for quasars with a red shift of between 1 and 2.3 (far away quasars), which I will call Map 3.
  4. A map of the alignments of quasar polarization vectors for the Northern Galactic Pole region, for quasars with a red shift less than 1 (relatively close quasars), which I will call Map 4.
I must make clear that I have not looked through some large group of maps of quasar polarization vector alignments, looking for something special. There are only four maps involving this phenomenon, which are the four maps listed above. Map 3 and 4 are found in this scientific paper, and all four maps are found in this scientific paper.

Now let us look at Map 2. The little lines are polarization vectors of quasars which are lining up in the same direction in a particular area of space. Scientists do not understand why this should be happening. Judging from the laws of chance, it would seem this map should not even have any lines at all, and should have nothing but dots. We should not expect to see mostly lines on maps like this any more than you should expect to see lines forming from a pinch of sprinkles you toss on the top of your ice cream sundae.

quasar polarization alignment

On this map there is nothing very interesting in regard to letters, although at the top of the map there is an interesting case where 3 of the lines (with the same length) have the same center, forming what looks like an X with a line through its center. The figure makes an almost perfect six-pointed star figure, somewhat like the Star of David.

Map 1 doesn't look very interesting, so I won't show it. But Map 3 is more interesting. It is shown below:




An interesting aspect of this map is that the little lines can sometimes form simple shapes or letters of the alphabet – letters that are much larger than our entire Milky Way galaxy. In the image above, I see an almost perfect X shape. I also see four other X shapes, lots of I shapes, a T shape, and an M shape.

But there's more than just some letters – there's actually a word. Can you find the word written in polarization vector alignment lines stretching a distance greater than the length of our entire galaxy? Let me highlight the word in red so that you can notice it.

message in sky


The word is: Hi.

Now let's look at Map 4. The map is below, and again I see a word spelled out by the polarization vector alignment lines.



Can you find the word written in polarization vector alignment lines stretching a distance greater than the length of our entire galaxy? Let me highlight the word in red so that you can notice it.

cosmic message


It's the same word found on the earlier map – the word “Hi.”

A gigantic “Hi” from deep space, found not just once, but twice – astonishing. The letters span a distance much larger than the length of our entire galaxy of billions of stars. Could this be a message from some vast intergalactic empire spanning many, many galaxies, or perhaps a message from some cosmic creator? Is this the biggest “shout out” in the history of the universe, a great big friendly cosmic “hello”?

Both cases of “Hi” may well just be coincidences. But even so, one is still left with all of these quasar polarization vector alignments that seem astonishingly non-random. Why in blazes are quasar polarization vectors aligned on such vast scales, in seeming defiance of the laws of probability? Is some kind of uncanny cosmic choreography going on here?