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2022-01-28 4:22:48 PM  
Scientists attempt to use the James Webb telescope to see into the future and find out when the Baltimore Orioles will win the next World Series.....

"We can't see anything! It's just a black void!"
 
2022-01-28 4:32:29 PM  
I hear they have a nice restaurant
 
2022-01-28 4:50:25 PM  
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2022-01-28 5:15:29 PM  
Wait until they get everything in focus. They'll see this sign:

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2022-01-28 5:19:59 PM  
I was hoping this was about the recent princeton paper on observed expansion pause and universe contraction.
 
2022-01-28 5:26:14 PM  

thehellisthis: I was hoping this was about the recent princeton paper on observed expansion pause and universe contraction.


U'verse?
 
2022-01-28 5:34:16 PM  

ZMugg: thehellisthis: I was hoping this was about the recent princeton paper on observed expansion pause and universe contraction.

U'verse?


They noticed Marvel was self-aware that it was getting out of hand.
 
2022-01-28 5:39:00 PM  
Yes because what we love more than anything else here on fark is a paywall


Go fark a duck subby
 
2022-01-28 6:15:08 PM  
> It can start with a slogan, perhaps "Baltimore: Not the center of the universe, but you can see it from here" '

Maybe the sloganeers should have talked to a space scientist before starting their campaign.

The universe does not have a center similar to the way that the surface of a balloon doesn't have a center.

https://www.livescience.com/62547-what-is-center-of-universe.html
 
2022-01-28 6:56:28 PM  
All I saw was the center of the page covered with a galaxy size paywall blocker.
 
2022-01-28 7:09:49 PM  

HairBolus: > It can start with a slogan, perhaps "Baltimore: Not the center of the universe, but you can see it from here" '

Maybe the sloganeers should have talked to a space scientist before starting their campaign.

The universe does not have a center similar to the way that the surface of a balloon doesn't have a center.

https://www.livescience.com/62547-what-is-center-of-universe.html


I can't tell if some of these common knowledge posts are self-affirmation or really shiatty street preaching.
 
2022-01-28 9:42:40 PM  
Nope.

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2022-01-29 12:58:04 AM  

HairBolus: > It can start with a slogan, perhaps "Baltimore: Not the center of the universe, but you can see it from here" '

Maybe the sloganeers should have talked to a space scientist before starting their campaign.

The universe does not have a center similar to the way that the surface of a balloon doesn't have a center.

https://www.livescience.com/62547-what-is-center-of-universe.html


I was all set to complain that, in a previous thread, I was corrected by someone who said the universe had no center. But now, the hill that I will die on, is that: Balloons have centers. I'm sure someone could figure out the locations if provided each balloon's measurements. Somewhere inside a balloon is it's center. The same way Earth has a center but no center on its surface.
 
2022-01-29 9:33:50 AM  

Eravior: HairBolus: > It can start with a slogan, perhaps "Baltimore: Not the center of the universe, but you can see it from here" '

Maybe the sloganeers should have talked to a space scientist before starting their campaign.

The universe does not have a center similar to the way that the surface of a balloon doesn't have a center.

https://www.livescience.com/62547-what-is-center-of-universe.html

I was all set to complain that, in a previous thread, I was corrected by someone who said the universe had no center. But now, the hill that I will die on, is that: Balloons have centers. I'm sure someone could figure out the locations if provided each balloon's measurements. Somewhere inside a balloon is it's center. The same way Earth has a center but no center on its surface.


Yes, balloons have centers, but in the Big Bang analogy, the universe is analogous to the surface of the balloon, not an actual balloon embedded in some higher-dimensional Euclidean space. As you note, the surface of a balloon doesn't have a center, and neither does the universe. (The whole "surface of a balloon" analogy only goes so far anyway, because it still invites you to visualize the universe as embedded within some larger space, and it's not.)
 
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