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, your solar system, with one exception, being the farthest removed from Jerusem, while Satania itself is next to the outermost system of Norlatiadek, and this constellation is now traversing the outer fringe of Nebadon. You were truly among the least of all creation until Michael's bestowal elevated your planet to a position of honor and great universe interest. Sometimes the last is first, while truly the least becomes greatest.
point: Urantia is comparatively isolated on the outskirts of Satania, your solar system, with one exception, being the farthest removed from Jerusem, while Satania itself is next to the outermost system of Norlatiadek, and this 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 more--even many--such 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 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 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, and reaching a galactic latitude of....(snip)
Antares itself is the brightest member of the huge Association...(snip)
point: defining a larger structure often called the 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 (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: I think that this so called Gould Belt is Nebadon
This part of the sky is up in the early evenings during the summer months.
Antares is a reddish star in the constellation of Scorpius.
The Urantia Book:
P.168 - §6 3. The rotation of the Andronover stellar family and the associated clusters about the composite rotation-gravity center of the star cloud of Nebadon.
P.168 - §7 4. The swing of the local star cloud of Nebadon and its associated creations around the Sagittarius center of their minor sector.
P.455 - §4 Such is the constitution of the local star cloud of Nebadon, which today swings in an increasingly settled orbit about the Sagittarius center of that minor sector of Orvonton to which our local creation belongs.
note: the local star cloud of Nebadon
The Urantia Book:
P.653 - §2
The near-by star students of that faraway era, as they observed this metamorphosis of the Andronover nebula, saw exactly what twentieth-century astronomers see when they turn their telescopes spaceward and view the present-age spiral nebulae of adjacent outer space.
this is the nebula I think they are referring to....
Date: 98-03-22 14:09:16 EST
From: roym7@GTE.NET (roym7)
personal disclaimer: I may be totally wrong
One night out in the back yard with a good friend and a small telescope enjoying the sky. I looked up and motioned at the whole of the sky and asked my friend.
"Why do you think it's all out there?"
He looked up and scaned the sky for a moment and answered
"Where else would you put it?"
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