Super-flare erupts in Crab Nebula- universe poised on the edge of an event?

May 12, 2011 – The famous Crab Nebula supernova remnant has erupted in an enormous flare five times more powerful than any flare previously seen from the object. On April 12, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope first detected the outburst, which lasted six days. The nebula is the wreckage of an exploded star that emitted light which reached Earth in the year 1054. It is located 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. At the heart of an expanding gas cloud lies what is left of the original star’s core, a super-dense neutron star that spins 30 times a second. With each rotation, the star swings intense beams of radiation toward Earth, creating the pulsed emission characteristic of spinning neutron stars (also known as pulsars). Apart from these pulses, astrophysicists believed the Crab Nebula was a virtually constant source of high-energy radiation. But in January, scientists associated with several orbiting observatories, including NASA’s Fermi, Swift and Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, reported long-term brightness changes at X-ray energies. Since 2009, Fermi and the Italian Space Agency’s AGILE satellite have detected several short-lived gamma-ray flares at energies greater than 100 million electron volts (eV) — hundreds of times higher than the nebula’s observed X-ray variations. For comparison, visible light has energies between 2 and 3 eV. On April 12, Fermi’s LAT, and later AGILE, detected a flare that grew about 30 times more energetic than the nebula’s normal gamma-ray output and about five times more powerful than previous outbursts. On April 16, an even brighter flare erupted, but within a couple of days, the unusual activity completely faded out. “These superflares are the most intense outbursts we’ve seen to date, and they are all extremely puzzling events,” said Alice Harding at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. “We think they are caused by sudden rearrangements of the magnetic field not far from the neutron star, but exactly where that’s happening remains a mystery.” Scientists think the flares occur as the intense magnetic field near the pulsar undergoes sudden restructuring. Such changes can accelerate particles like electrons to velocities near the speed of light. As these high-speed electrons interact with the magnetic field, they emit gamma rays. –                    video NASA
“And there shall be signs in the Sun, and in the moon, and in the stars: and upon earth distress of nations with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring.” Luke 21:25
 Suddenly, every constant we’ve known in the universe is now changing. The planets, Earth’s geological processes, the Sun’s rate of radioactive decay and the mechanics of stars. One can’t help but feel we are truly on the precipice of some momentous change that is sweeping through the universe. Everyday theres is less and less doubt that this is the time of the end-cycle foretold by prophets, wisemen and sages.
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18 Responses to Super-flare erupts in Crab Nebula- universe poised on the edge of an event?

  1. Kim says:

    Wow incredible stuff Alvin thanks for posting. Its interesting because last night I stayed up praying for awhile (my bed is next to a window) & I saw a bright ball of light near the top of my trees suddenly appear very brightly and than fad away. I got up so fast I wasn’t sure what I had seen because I was praying out loud and it could of been a falling star but yet again there wasn’t any loud noise because I was startled to see this ball of light flicker and than it was gone.

    God Bless. Many signs in the heavens


    • This may sound a little crazy but…My 6 yro old came running in the house the other day yelling Mommy I just say an Angel in the Sky! I saw it wings and it was really bright. What she Describe to me, beyond anything a 6 yro could “make up”. Now we have these things going on signs in the Heavens, Obama is to address the Muslim Nation tonight I think. I found the story on Rapture ready but I cant get on the site that has the story. Says server is to Busy. We have the threat on Israel this weekend, It’s liking the Bible is being fullfilled at a very rapid pace.
      What’s your thoughts Alvin and Friends?
      Peace and Love to ALL in the name of JESUS CHRIST. God Bless all people of every religion on this Earth I Pray that God will watch over and protect each and every one of you!


      • The final events that is said to sweep Earth’s history to a close have been described by some as “events that will happen so quickly and in such rapid succession that all in the world, even the faithful will be stunned.” In the book of Revelation, the most solemn events transpiring in heaven and earth, that traverse epochs, are annunciated generally with the imagery of angels- noting the might, speed and ubiquitous nature of God’s will. In yet a little while; He that shall come, will come and will not tarry. Before us, stands the remnants verses of prophecy between Daniel chapter Eleven – forecasting sweeping changes in the Middle East and chapter 12- the Time of Trouble, such as never was since there was a nation. (Daniel 11-12). “And he shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.” Daniel 11:43. The fall of governments in Egypt, and Libya and the extraordinary rise in the value of gold and silver and NATO being drawn into the conflict of the unraveling of Muslim monarchies in the Middle East all tell us we are on the threshold of Christ’s return.


      • Third Adam says:

        I don’t think we should focus on being rapture ready, but rather on being Tribulation ready. He who endures to the end shall be saved.


      • A_lad says:

        Good stuff Shellee. I had a dream to the other night. Strange. I was in a very tumultuous whirlwind and was pretty frightened. As I looked to my left my Best Christian brother was next to me and my two boys were behind me. I was completely off balance and the sky above was moving like a scroll. I suddenly realized that my daughter was missing and I cried out to the Lord PLEASE and I heard a voice that said reach down, I did and I pulled her up. As I looked around the whirlwind started to calm and I realized the clouds I saw were millions of angels fluttering their wings in a spiral. I was in great awe and fell down. I woke up with tears in my eyes and peace in my heart.

        Thanks for sharing.


      • Kim says:

        Wow. That doesn’t sound crazy at all. I have personally seen spiritual beings (both good and bad) and whenever I shared with others (mainly those close to me) they always were worried that I might be mental so I just stopped sharing even when I experienced more and more spiritual things (not bad anymore Thanks be to God). I trust in God and He has allowed me to see certain things and hear certain things to become the person I have become and also to always turn to Him. Its not been an easy road but God is my rock.

        But thank you for sharing that Shellee Taylor God Bless you.

        You know at the moment I saw it I was praying to God and talking to Him as I usually do. I remember I started getting emotional thinking about people who are suffering around the world and I just said Oh God I hope you are coming soon to take us home and than to come again and make it new so there won’t be anymore suffering, pain, wickedness, evil, etc. and than I saw that bright light.

        I also just want to add in keep you eye on Israel especially since there is suppose to be ‘All Arabs to March on Israel on May 15th for an uprising against Israel’ which is their Independence day.

        May the Lord bless you and keep you.


  2. John Hollis says:

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  3. James says:

    And there shall be signs in the Sun, and the moon and in the stars…

    Agree with Kim incredible!


  4. A_lad says:

    The Heavens proclaim his name…. Awesome!


  5. lisa says:

    I do not fear. Creator creates creation and all creatures. My Creator loves us completely.


  6. Pagan says:

    Jupiter, Mars, Venus & Mercury are all aligned perfectly at the moment. If this is having effects on our Earth such as what we are seeing can you imagine next year 2012, what effects all the planets aligned will cause?


  7. markosity1973 says:

    Just as an interesting note on the biblical prophesy, I have been reading Matthew Chap 24 a lot lately and I have noticed something rather strange. Some translations use the following words in Verse 7;
    “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”
    You will see that they say earthquakes in “divers places” A number of translations use this term, so it is not unique to only one version of the bible.
    If we think about this, we know that there have always been undersea quakes. But only very recently when ocean seismographs have been installed have we ever been aware of them. This passage was indeed written for our times.


  8. J Guffey says:

    ThirdAdam: I am a pre-tribulation rapture believer. According to my interpretation of the scriptures, if you’re “rapture” ready”, won’t have the need to be “tribulation ready”. We will not be here during tribulation.

    I think the “he who endures to the end shall be saved” you spoke about is referring to those that are saved after the rapture. They will have to go through “the tribulation”, but God will help them endure to the end.

    Hopefully, my intepretation is correct. The tribulation period (especially the last 3 1/2 years) is going to bring on unimaginable horrors.

    May God help us all remain faithful in the times ahead. God bless you and all of us trying to sort through what our part is in all this.


  9. Tina Marie says:

    I’ll be honest, for many years I dismissed the Bible as a book full of stories ans metaphores meant to guide and comfort us but I never really took much of it literaly. However I have for several tears studied it more closer and found that so much of it is literal and prophetic in certain parts. My first thought when reading the article was a passasge I read just the other night. It’s for an amplified Bible: Then I saw another wonder (sign, symbol) in heaven, great and marvelous [warning of events of ominous signifigance]: There were seven angels bringing seven plagues (afflictions, calamities) which are the las, for them God’s wrath (indignation) is completely expressed [reachs it’s climax and is ended]. I have read so many other verses about the stars, planets and of course the earthquakes qnd wars. We must face we are in the end time and surrender yourself to Jesus or your higher power for that is all that can protect us now. Thanks Alvin for the daily great storie we can’t get anywhere else. God Bless


    • J Guffey says:

      Tina Marie – glad you discovered and embraced God’s truth. Doesn’t it bring great peace despite all that’s going on? Hopefully many many more will put their faith and trust in Him before it’s too late. We serve an amazing God.


  10. Em says:

    Oh my goodness this is quite bizarre! Early morning 12th May I had a dream that I was driving when wild windy rainy weather forced me to stop my car, I was scared but I got out of my car to walk as I had to get to my 9yo daughter who I’d left alone at home (something I NEVER do in real life!!) It was right before sunrise & I saw a huge star cluster to the east, when suddenly they began transforming into what looked exactly like the Crab Nebula, one of my favourites (I have 100’s of nebula pics on my computer) there was flashing, as though it had exploded & torn the sky apart. I made it home to my daughter who was dazed & scared, I got the impression that we were lucky to be alive, as tho not everyone had survived this event. This dream made such made such an impression on me I even wrote it down, which i never do despite often intending to, I also told my daughter about it, then this afternoon I read this article, my daughter has been calling me a witch ever since lol.
    Sounds like this article has made an impression on more people than just me. Makes me think that this is somehow a significant event.
    Apologies for my long-windedness and THANK YOU for this article!


  11. David says:

    I’m pretty skeptical of all this “end times” crap… I’ve been hearing about it for so long. It seems to me that the real reason life seems to be so crazy is because of the billions of different people causing such social chaos — and nature has always been raging. It seems stupid to attribute all this stuff to spiritual happenings when the reasons are all natural.

    Dreams and visions don’t really mean anything as well because they could mean anything. How can you even know what is really a “vision/dream from God” and what is from your own minds. Perhaps it is just natural for humans to see things…

    on the other hand, I really do hate the pain and suffering through out the world, and I hope God is real and really is doing something. However, if God is real, and if the whole Hell thing is real as well, I would be so saddened to think that most people are going to hell. It doesnt seem fair that humans should be brought into an existence where God is allowing one of his more supreme creations (Satan) cause such untold miseries upon little, unsuspecting humans. I mean its one thing if God fixes it all in the end, but its another thing if the majority of humans go to hell for ever and ever to be ripped apart by demons over and over again without dying for ever. That seems like a nightmare within a nightmare if you ask me.

    Its as if God is playing a game with Satan, and we are just the pieces. There is nothing respectful or good about that.


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