Nebadon LocaL Universe Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan:

Local Universe Uv Sohrss Uv AhL PLan:

15:2.5 3. The Local Universe. One hundred constellations (about 10,000,000 inhabitable planets) constitute a local universe. Each local universe has a magnificent architectural headquarters world and is ruled by one of the co-ordinate Creator Sons of God of the order of Michael. Each universe is blessed by the presence of a Union of Days, a representative of the Paradise Trinity.

Where is Nebadon?

There are some elements about Nebadon in The Urantia Book that can be correlated with what has been discovered by astronomers.

Lets go look.
The Urantia Book:
P.458 - §2
The suns of Nebadon are not unlike those of other universes. The material composition of all suns, dark islands, planets, and satellites, even meteors, is quite identical. These suns have an average diameter of about one million miles, that of your own solar orb being slightly less. The largest star in the universe, the stellar cloud Antares, is four hundred and fifty times the diameter of your sun and is sixty million times its volume. But there is abundant space to accommodate all of these enormous suns. They have just as much comparative elbow room in space as one dozen oranges would have if they were circulating about throughout the interior of Urantia, and were the planet a hollow globe.

point: The largest star in the universe, the stellar cloud Antares
distinction: There are larger stars than Antares that have been discovered in our galaxy so these stars must be outside of Nebadon.

The Urantia Book:
P.466 - §4
Urantia is comparatively isolated on the outskirts of Satania…with one exception, being the farthest removed from Jerusem, while Satania itself is next to the outermost system of Norlatiadek, and this universe constellation is now traversing the outer fringe of Nebadon

point: Urantia is comparatively isolated on the outskirts of Satania…with one exception, being the farthest removed from Jerusem, while Satania itself is next to the outermost system of Norlatiadek, and this universe constellation is now traversing the outer fringe of Nebadon.
distinction: We are on the outer fringe of Nebadon.

assertion: Most of Nebadon is in one direction in our sky.

Using Burnham’s Celestial Handbook (a great text on astronomy)
I found this…
Antares is a supergiant star of exceptionally great dimensions; among the bright stars it is probably exceeded in size only by Betelgeuse.
fact: Data from Hipparcos Catalog

The distance to the star Betelgeuse is 427.47 light-years.
The distance to the star Antares is 603.99 light-years.

assertion: Both Antares and Betelgeuse, are light years away from us in almost opposite directions from each other. Betelgeuse has been found to be larger than Antares. So we know that Betelgeuse is not in Nebadon. So we know we are on the edge of Nebadon, and that most of Nebadon is not in the direction of Betelgeuse.

The Urantia Book:
P.455 - §3
One or moreeven manysuch nebulae may be encompassed within the domain of a single local universe even as Nebadon was physically assembled out of the stellar and planetary progeny of Andronover and other nebulae. The spheres of Nebadon are of diverse nebular ancestry, but they all had a certain minimum commonness of space motion which was so adjusted by the intelligent efforts of the power directors as to produce our present aggregation of space bodies, which travel along together as a contiguous unit over the orbits of the superuniverse.

point: Nebadon was physically assembled out of the stellar and planetary progeny of Andronover and other nebulae.

point: The spheres of Nebadon are of diverse nebular ancestry, but they all had a certain minimum commonness of space motion

distinction: Nebadon is made up of more than just the Andronover nebula. And that all the stars of Nebadon have a common space motion.

From Burnnam’s Celestial Handbook (p-1668):

THE SCORPIO-CENTAURUS ASSOCIATION
A large scattered aggregation of early-type stars extends over about 90 degrees of the southern sky, and includes many of the bright stars in the Astronomy constellations of Crux, Centaurus, Lupus, and Scorpius. This aggregation is called the Scorpio Centaurus Association. It is a part of a general population of bright B-type stars in the region defining a larger structure often called the (Astronomy) Local System or the Local Star Cloud, a sub-unit in one of the spiral arms of our Galaxy. The Group is the nearest aggregation of early B-type stars,…(snip)

The members of the Scorpio-Centaurus Association show a common space motion toward the southwest,…(snip) The proper motions are all rather small, averaging about 0.03 annually, but the fact of common motion is clearly evident. The entire group forms a flattened and tilted structure crossing the central plane of the Milky Way in the region of the Southern Cross…(snip)

Antares itself is the brightest member of the huge Association…(snip)

point: defining a larger structure often called the (Astronomy) Local System or the Local Star Cloud

note: the Local Star Cloud

point: but the fact of common motion is clearly evident

point: Antares itself is the brightest member of the huge Association

The Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (p-157):

Gould Belt (Astronomy Local System). A local formation of stars and clouds of gas and dust that appears to be a spur attached to the lower edge of the Orion arm of the Galaxy. It contains many of the apparently brightest stars in the sky, which follow the projection of the system across the sky in a ‘belt’ at 16 degrees to the line of the Milky Way. The system is about 700 parsecs wide and 70 parsecs thick and includes the II Persei, Scorpio-Centaurus, and Orion OB-associations. The sun lies approximately 12 parsecs north of the Belts equatorial plane and about 100 parsecs from its center.

assertion: [T]his so called Gould Belt [might be] Nebadon:

GB-061.jpg

This part of the sky is up in the early evenings during the summer months (
probably of the Northern Hemisphere).

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