SPAIN - Discovery of a Galaxy Within a Galaxy

Arno Froese

An astronomer in Spain has discovered a new active galaxy that appears to be inside another, by analyzing images of the Sombrero Galaxy obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope.

This was first shared in a paper published on arXiv, an open-access archive for academic articles, meaning it has not yet been peer-reviewed. 

Two things about this galaxy have always stood out: Its extremely bright nucleus at its center and the gigantic ring of dust surrounding it, giving it the image of a sombrero, hence its nickname. 

Due to its striking features and how long scientists have known of its existence, the Sombrero Galaxy has received extensive scientific research ever since it was first discovered back in 1781. 

If the Iris Galaxy is part of the Sombrero Galaxy, as in if it is bound to its gravity, then most likely, it would be a very small galaxy, just around 1,000 light-years in size., 22 August 2023

Arno's Commentary

With each new apparent discovery, there are repeated “ifs.” My e-Sword Bible program counts the word “if” 1,595 times. For the first time, we read it in Genesis 4:7: “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.” This deals with sin; it was before Cain murdered his brother Abel. 

The word “if” occurs for the last time in Revelation 22:19: “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” In plain words, the astronomers’ discoveries are insignificant; the world’s most brilliant intellectuals must first answer the 84 questions God, the Creator of heaven and earth, asked Job, to which he answered: “Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:6).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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