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2020-07-11 9:21:41 AM  
That it exists at all. In theory, the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. The cause of the asymmetry we see is the focus of much research in fundamental physics.
 
2020-07-11 9:22:43 AM  
Boobs

*mic drop*
 
2020-07-11 9:27:17 AM  
It's so huge! It's bigger than subby's mom!
 
2020-07-11 9:29:41 AM  

HugeMistake: That it exists at all. In theory, the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. The cause of the asymmetry we see is the focus of much research in fundamental physics.


Maybe there's a twinned, anti-matter universe where up is down, left is right, forward is backwards, big is small, time runs in the wrong direction, and dad-f*cking is mom-f*cking
 
2020-07-11 9:32:18 AM  
Bacon.
 
2020-07-11 9:32:41 AM  
Life.
 
2020-07-11 9:34:15 AM  
Water bears
 
2020-07-11 9:34:31 AM  
Me
 
2020-07-11 9:34:39 AM  
Sham-wow.
 
2020-07-11 9:36:14 AM  
The lack of realism.
 
2020-07-11 9:37:30 AM  
That grokca exists.

/gobsmacked
 
2020-07-11 9:45:21 AM  
It's so freaking huge that a supernova is occurring every second somewhere in the universe. Civilizations are being destroyed in a blink of an eye.

Others are being destroyed simply because a transient interstellar cloud drifted into their region of space and halved their solar radiation reception.

If Sirius goes nova we're all dead.
 
2020-07-11 10:01:54 AM  
That this is only the observable universe and may be only a very, very, very, very small part of the whole.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
2020-07-11 10:12:39 AM  

Circusdog320: It's so freaking huge that a supernova is occurring every second somewhere in the universe. Civilizations are being destroyed in a blink of an eye.

Others are being destroyed simply because a transient interstellar cloud drifted into their region of space and halved their solar radiation reception.

If Sirius goes nova we're all dead.


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Why so Sirius?
 
2020-07-11 10:19:09 AM  

TWX: Circusdog320: It's so freaking huge that a supernova is occurring every second somewhere in the universe. Civilizations are being destroyed in a blink of an eye.

Others are being destroyed simply because a transient interstellar cloud drifted into their region of space and halved their solar radiation reception.

If Sirius goes nova we're all dead.

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Why so Sirius?


You think 8.6 light years is a safe distance... think again.
 
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2020-07-11 10:29:39 AM  

HugeMistake: That it exists at all. In theory, the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. The cause of the asymmetry we see is the focus of much research in fundamental physics.


So here's one that'll bake your noodle. There's a hypothesis that the conditions at the heat-death of the universe are identical to the conditons that commence the Big Bang.

The gist of this hypothesis is in achieving the heat-death of the universe, massed-particles end up decaying into massless quarks, and the universe reaches a point where only massless particles remain, with all particles having the same velocity, c.  At this state, the energy particles are merely points with their relative velocities, and reference, ie, distance, thus becomes meaningless.  Geometry tells us that with distance becoming meaningless, scale becomes meaningless.  Consider the following image:

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One looks smaller than the other, but since the scales are not labeled, for all the observer knows, the observer is merely closer to one of the squares than the other.  But without units, they are, for all intents and purposes, the same size in a vector-sense.

So, what this means, is that if the conditions at the beginning are a bunch of energy particles flying around with their relative angles, the same velocity (c), triggering the spontaneous inflation, then the heat-death of the universe might mean the start of the next universe.  The hypothesis also postulates that the cosmic background radiation is the fingerprint of the previous universe.

This hypothesis is called Conformal Cyclic Cosmology.

There's a video on this that PBS SpaceTime did that's compelling:


What Happens After the Universe Ends?
Youtube PC2JOQ7z5L0


I have no doubt that I missed critical details that this synopsis video covers, so I encourage watching it for better clarity.  Dr. Matthew O'Dowd is an excellent science public outreach presenter in addition to appearing to be quite capable in his field of study.
 
2020-07-11 10:46:11 AM  
Cocaine
 
2020-07-11 10:46:52 AM  
It's the only place you can get a good steak.
 
2020-07-11 11:07:15 AM  
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2020-07-11 11:26:29 AM  
Cats
 
2020-07-11 11:31:56 AM  
42
 
2020-07-11 11:48:29 AM  
The aliens knew better than to talk to us.
 
2020-07-11 12:32:21 PM  
They're not here, they're not coming
Not in a million years
'Til we put away our hatred
'Til we lay aside our fears
You may see the heavens flashing
You may hear the cosmos humming
But I promise you, my sister
They're not here, they're not coming

--Don Henley

 
2020-07-11 12:44:49 PM  

TWX: One looks smaller than the other, but since the scales are not labeled, for all the observer knows, the observer is merely closer to one of the squares than the other.


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/mind=blown
 
2020-07-11 12:55:25 PM  

no1curr: HugeMistake: That it exists at all. In theory, the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. The cause of the asymmetry we see is the focus of much research in fundamental physics.

Maybe there's a twinned, anti-matter universe where up is down, left is right, forward is backwards, big is small, time runs in the wrong direction, and dad-f*cking is mom-f*cking


Hello fellow stoner.
 
2020-07-11 12:58:30 PM  

HugeMistake: That it exists at all. In theory, the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. The cause of the asymmetry we see is the focus of much research in fundamental physics.


This is a good answer.
 
2020-07-11 12:58:43 PM  

no1curr: HugeMistake: That it exists at all. In theory, the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. The cause of the asymmetry we see is the focus of much research in fundamental physics.

Maybe there's a twinned, anti-matter universe where up is down, left is right, forward is backwards, big is small, time runs in the wrong direction, and dad-f*cking is mom-f*cking


And the President is a woman of color who is educated, calm, charming, and rational
 
2020-07-11 12:59:39 PM  
That there might be billions and billions and billions of them.
 
2020-07-11 1:01:10 PM  
Meh.  I've seen better.
 
2020-07-11 1:05:10 PM  

TWX: The gist of this hypothesis is in achieving the heat-death of the universe, massed-particles end up decaying into massless quarks


Among the details you skipped is what happens to the particles that are not composed of quarks and do not (as far as we know) decay. So now I have to watch the documentary.

If memory serves (and it so rarely does these days) the theory started with Roger Penrose - or at least, he has done a lot of work with the rigorous mathematics of the proposal.
 
2020-07-11 1:09:58 PM  

HugeMistake: That it exists at all. In theory, the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. The cause of the asymmetry we see is the focus of much research in fundamental physics.


In theory? A theory that is not consonant with simple observation is not a theory.
 
2020-07-11 1:17:13 PM  
LAW AND ORDER!

/wrong thread...?
 
2020-07-11 1:17:38 PM  
That we all exist within a Dimensional Structure.
It defines everything.

If it didn't exist, there'd be no rules.
Just infinite chaos.
 
2020-07-11 1:19:02 PM  
That Farkers can submit the same story 20 or 30 times with virtually identical headlines.

I'm looking at you, Charlie Daniels submitters.
 
2020-07-11 1:20:42 PM  
That "nothing" doesn't exist.  Everywhere we look, there's something.  Even the vacuum of space is something.

We literally can't find nothing.
 
2020-07-11 1:21:17 PM  
So what is the most amazing thing about the universe?

I'm gonna go with dogs.

"What is dogs, Alex?"
 
2020-07-11 1:24:52 PM  
Neil deGrasse Tyson - The Most Astounding Fact
Youtube kl0J6Le5MpM
 
2020-07-11 1:32:10 PM  
That I got laid last night?
 
2020-07-11 1:34:58 PM  
The most amazing thing about the Universe is simply that it turned up on time.
 
2020-07-11 1:39:25 PM  
Mrs Yorks sweet, sweet ass
 
2020-07-11 1:46:16 PM  

no1curr: HugeMistake: That it exists at all. In theory, the Big Bang should have created equal amounts of matter and antimatter. The cause of the asymmetry we see is the focus of much research in fundamental physics.

Maybe there's a twinned, anti-matter universe where up is down, left is right, forward is backwards, big is small, time runs in the wrong direction, and dad-f*cking is mom-f*cking


And in that Universe, the Carolina Negroes, with their fake foam afros and beat-box cheers are the Champs. Teams like the Redskins and Braves were phased out a long time ago.

That's also the Universe where I taste my girlfriend Brooke Shields every night.
 
2020-07-11 1:46:56 PM  
The human brain, which can make some sense out of it all.
 
2020-07-11 1:47:21 PM  
Entropy
 
2020-07-11 1:56:48 PM  

Diagonal: That this is only the observable universe and may be only a very, very, very, very small part of the whole.


I'm personally a believer that our universe is just the interior of a black hole in a much larger, more diffuse universe with difference physics. The big bang was the moment when the black hole exceeded the speed of light in the larger universe. This larger universe is unknowable to us due to the impossibility of information flow past the event horizon.
 
2020-07-11 2:02:37 PM  
The size of it and that I'm right in the exact center of it.
 
2020-07-11 2:03:52 PM  
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2020-07-11 2:10:22 PM  

Leader O'Cola: Entropy


Metal AF
 
2020-07-11 2:11:22 PM  

wax_on: Diagonal: That this is only the observable universe and may be only a very, very, very, very small part of the whole.

I'm personally a believer that our universe is just the interior of a black hole in a much larger, more diffuse universe with difference physics. The big bang was the moment when the black hole exceeded the speed of light in the larger universe. This larger universe is unknowable to us due to the impossibility of information flow past the event horizon.


It's black holes all the way in
 
2020-07-11 2:22:54 PM  
Beer.
 
2020-07-11 2:27:25 PM  

wax_on: Diagonal: That this is only the observable universe and may be only a very, very, very, very small part of the whole.

I'm personally a believer that our universe is just the interior of a black hole in a much larger, more diffuse universe with difference physics. The big bang was the moment when the black hole exceeded the speed of light in the larger universe. This larger universe is unknowable to us due to the impossibility of information flow past the event horizon.


Yeah but what about the space between the event horizon and the actual black hole?

A black hole is tiny. The actual object is not big relative to other objects like planets. The black sphere we've all seen isn't the hole or object. Take your black hole that swallows everything until Jupiter. That object is smaller than the Earth. By a lot.

I'm not a numbers guy, OK?
 
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