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(Discover)   News: Incredibly distant galaxy discovered. F'arc: It shouldn't exist   (blogs.discovermagazine.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Gravitational Lens, galaxy clusters, Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, apparent size, event horizon, Anthony Gonzalez, dark matter, light-years  
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2012-06-27 02:39:27 PM  
2 votes:
It is either the light from the other universe that is outside of our own, or:
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2012-06-27 11:10:07 PM  
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incendi: Sometimes I wonder if multiple bits of the universe big banged all at once, but the other banged bits are still outside the visible limits of our bits, and the unexplained accelerating expansion of our bit is caused by the gravitational pull of the other bits as they start to get closer or overlap around the edges. Maybe one day we'll all be blinded by the light of another big bang finally reaching us.

/this conjecture not supported by any significant knowledge or critical thinking on my part.


There's a bit of an academic argument in astronomy whether "The Universe" is all of the galaxies that we can see, or all of the galaxies that possibly exist. The argument is considered academic, because according to Einsteinian principles, the existence of galaxies that are so far away that their earliest rays of light hasn't yet reached us is immaterial to our universe as we know it - since we will never discover them.
2012-06-27 10:59:27 PM  
1 vote:

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: Grither: er, plus an F.

Actually it would be "a" F not "an"


No, he had it right. "A"/"an" is determined by the following sound if the phrase was spoken; the "n" in "an" allows a smoother transition between similar vowel sounds when speaking. The sound a letter represents and the sound that starts the pronunciation of a letter aren't always the same, like in the case of F. F represents a "ffff" sound in a word, but when saying the letter F you start with a vowel sound ("eh-ffff").
2012-06-27 07:53:35 PM  
1 vote:

simplicimus: ArcadianRefugee: I've always liked it when so-called scientists say "it shouldn't be!" rather than "well, shiat, our math is obviously wrong or incomplete in some way".

I like it when a workaround is hypothesized (dark matter, dark energy, gravitons) and then proof is considered found.
/unfettered by any knowledge of physics, I am free to make such pronouncements.


Fixed

You don't need knowledge specifically of physics to understand that people with years of schooling in it are more likely to understand it than other people, and that you don't need to understand it yourself to respect their expertise. All you need is knowledge of how science works.
2012-06-27 06:05:00 PM  
1 vote:
In before Bevets.
2012-06-27 01:15:07 PM  
1 vote:
Sometimes I wonder if multiple bits of the universe big banged all at once, but the other banged bits are still outside the visible limits of our bits, and the unexplained accelerating expansion of our bit is caused by the gravitational pull of the other bits as they start to get closer or overlap around the edges. Maybe one day we'll all be blinded by the light of another big bang finally reaching us.

/this conjecture not supported by any significant knowledge or critical thinking on my part.
 
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