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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
To have an enjoyable cosmo forum we needed a balance between mental freedom on the one hand and a shared knowledge...
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The new A20 tabular calculator lets you look at changing geometry out to about 88 billion years according to the...
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Yes, I have heard the theory Ė judging by the distance we know how old the coming picture is. However I donít...
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Because AGN (active galactic nuclei) are so bright, it would be nice if we could tell their intrinsic luminosity or...
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In today's Physics ArXiv: FROM TIME TO TIMESCAPE – EINSTEIN’S UNFINISHED REVOLUTION Dark Energy as simply a...
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I'd like to understand accelerating expansion better. It seems that space is interjected proportionately where there...
Oct1-11 02:16 AM
Ken G
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I came across a startling position on more than one occasion while reading "The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and...
Sep30-11 04:58 PM
Jocko Homo
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Somewhere, I read about the "Big Rip Theory". Has anyone here heard about the Big Rip Theory? Joe L. Ogan
Sep30-11 08:54 AM
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http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1109/1109.6520v1.pdf quote: The velocity anomaly recently reported by the...
Sep30-11 08:02 AM
Vanadium 50
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Does it make sense to visualize dark matter as roughly spherical, or oblate, around a spiral galaxy? Perhaps...
Sep30-11 02:08 AM
Chalnoth
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dear all, i want to know that is time exist before big bang , if yes then what is actual origin of time and if no...
Sep29-11 08:41 PM
Lost in Space
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If the big bang occurs at the first moment of time, then how can there be a multiverse?
Sep29-11 07:21 PM
JordanL
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Please be patient with me. Cosmologists compute all the way back to the big bang when there was just a very...
Sep27-11 05:03 PM
Ryan_m_b
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I was just watching a television program about gravity today and it got me wondering what gravity was exactly. Most...
Sep27-11 07:55 AM
Vanadium 50
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Hi, I read in a book by M. Kaku: "To describe the universe, cosmologists sometimes use the example of looking...
Sep26-11 09:01 PM
Drakkith
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Present critical density of Universe rho_crit = 3 H^2 / 8 Pi G H = Hubble Constant = 2.2E-18 sec^-1 rho_crit...
Sep25-11 10:34 AM
Naty1
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The cause-effect relationship of timelike events is fairly self-evident. But I was wondering, do non-local effects...
Sep20-11 02:12 AM
Chalnoth
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Consider a thought experiment for a moment that hopefully does not violate Physics Forums rules... A sphere is...
Sep19-11 07:41 PM
dst
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Hello friends! Forgive me, I have another question for you physicists. We see those active galactic nucley which show...
Sep19-11 03:17 PM
DaveC426913
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I have read a few threads on here and acknowledge i am way out of my depth. Bearing in mind my limited knowledge can...
Sep19-11 01:00 AM
LaurieAG
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I've always wondered how they know all that stuff, you know, what happened in the first second of the universe. I've...
Sep18-11 06:04 PM
Vanadium 50
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I realize BBC science news is not a totally reliable source, but I'm wondering if any of the knowledgeable folks here...
Sep18-11 11:44 AM
phinds
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Life on earth has existed for around 3 - 4 billion years and Earth itself has been around for about 4.5 billion years....
Sep17-11 11:49 AM
Ryan_m_b
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I am in the process of putting together a presentation on the evolution of the universe for novices and beginners. In...
Sep17-11 09:07 AM
DaveC426913
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Hello, friends. I read that polar anisotropy of the CMB shows that the solar sistem is moving towards the Virgin...
Sep17-11 08:35 AM
profgemelli
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see http://slatest.slate.com/posts/2011/09/16/kepler_16b_nasa_discovers_planet_with_two_suns_like_tatooine_in_.html
Sep17-11 04:02 AM
twistedspark
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I know that typical Black Holes dont feed on Dark matter because they are tiny, so the direct hit is unlikely. While...
Sep17-11 02:44 AM
Chalnoth
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Would gravitational waves act just like other types of waves? IE can they interfere, diffract, etc? I would assume no...
Sep16-11 05:36 PM
Nabeshin
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Hello guys/gals, I understand this is a probably a stupid/impossible question in yalls eyes, but considering that...
Sep16-11 06:46 AM
bapowell
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I haven't yet. http://www.colorado.edu/philosophy/vstenger/Cosmo/monkey.html I heard about it on the Cosmic...
Sep15-11 06:26 PM
Drakkith
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I'm currently trying to reassess my image of the BB and the universe in general. I've been led to...
Sep15-11 08:21 AM
Hootenanny
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I have a puzzle when I study the hybrid inflation model. Suppose we have two scalar fields, \phi_1 and \phi_2...
Sep14-11 10:12 AM
Chalnoth
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Any galaxy that we can see, must have been travelling at less than light speed when the photons that we now see,...
Sep13-11 03:31 PM
Chalnoth
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In this thought experiment the sun does not run out of fuel and the earth is still here. So in 14 billion years we...
Sep13-11 03:06 PM
chrisbaird
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So, if space expands (measurements gets larger) in the presence of low mass, as between galaxies but not within...
Sep12-11 11:14 PM
Chronos
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There was a thread here a few minutes ago, posted by a new user, called "Thoughts about the universe". It contained...
Sep11-11 02:48 AM
mitchell porter
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where did the freidman equation come from?
Sep10-11 09:52 PM
Chalnoth
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The title pretty much sums up what I am not comprehending. At about the time when atoms stopped forming I am asked to...
Sep10-11 11:03 AM
csmyth3025
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Had our observations shown shown that the Universe was not expanding, and was instead static, where would that have...
Sep9-11 07:20 PM
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Is there a known quantity of CMb phtons? Presumably we can only recieve a finite amount in our detectors, but is that...
Sep9-11 02:28 PM
Cosmo Novice
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Dear all, As u know, one of the best potentials for quintessence is V=^\alpha] \phi]^\alpha] They usually call...
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Hi, I have lots of questions, they occured to me last year during the physic/chemistry class and I asked the teacher...
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