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  1. gttjohn

    Why is the universe expanding?

    ok thanks a mill ill do a bit of searching and digging , curiosity is a pain isn't it but it is all worth while when you get the answer
  2. gttjohn

    Why is the universe expanding?

    thanks Naty1 that was a very good read ,now i have many more questions but i think i will let them stew in my mind for a while until i can ask them in the best logic i can muster up with out sounding a bit thick , so actual matter as a posed to dark matter /dark energy amount is very little...
  3. gttjohn

    Why is the universe expanding?

    True gentleman thank you
  4. gttjohn

    Cannot see the milky way in dublin?

    thank you very much all for the replies and links very helpful indeed it seems i live in the centre of a very light polluted area but if i travel west should help me ,now planning a camping trip !
  5. gttjohn

    Cannot see the milky way in dublin?

    i have been to the mountains and been to the beach lots of times looking up at the sky away from the city lights ,but i have never seen the milky way .i have seen lots of amazing pictures of it on the net from other places around the world .Then is it only possible to see it at certain times of...
  6. gttjohn

    Why is the universe expanding?

    good thanks for the reply it is always nice to get a really good answer i look up all of questions on this forum because of the scientific sense people make
  7. gttjohn

    Why is the universe expanding?

    guys i liked the answer i got i did not read the rules regarding what is considered offensive language sorry, but i really did appreciate the first reply ,come on lads don't put meaningless where i did not type it that's just childish , i thought you guys where among the most intelligent people...
  8. gttjohn

    Why is the universe expanding?

    good thanks for the reply it is always nice to get a really good answer i look up all of questions on this forum because of the scientific sense people make
  9. gttjohn

    Why is the universe expanding?

    can anyone tell me why is the universe expanding faster and faster and not slower and slower or moving at a constant speed ,if a bomb explodes everything close to it accelerates away then slows down as time moves on ,in the void of space i would think things would just carry on expanding not...
  10. gttjohn

    How to become an astrophysicist or an astronomer ?

    as my father said if you like what you do you will be good at it ,it seams to me you do not know what you want ,read basic books and see first if it is for you ,i mean if it intrests you then take it farther . it would be an awfull shame to come all the way to dublin ,london to the discover o...
  11. gttjohn

    Why do Planets have elliptical orbits ,AND

    do we know what dark matter and dark energy is yet
  12. gttjohn

    Why do Planets have elliptical orbits ,AND

    Sorry all i have just looked at the two stickys above my post but in laymans terms they are impossible for me to understand
  13. gttjohn

    Why do Planets have elliptical orbits ,AND

    why do Planets have elliptical orbits ,why do they just not have circular orbits ,I understand that the sun is like a bowling ball on a sheet of rubber and the planets in our solar system orbit the bowling ball as if i got a marble and rolled it onto the sheet of rubber but after a while the...
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