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Cyclic Universe?

  1. Mar 4, 2004 #1
    Here is a new paper by Niel Turok and Paul J Steinhardt.

    http://uk.arxiv.org/PS_cache/hep-th/pdf/0403/0403020.pdf

    The initial reading makes one ask a simple question, if I was to be at a far away location, say at the QSO of farthest detected Galaxy, and I looked back to the location of Milkyway, would I detect a Positive Vacuum Energy a hundred orders of magnitude smaller than the vacuum energy needed to drive inflation?

    Or would the fact I am looking at the Milkyway from across the Universe yeild different positive vacuum energy signature's.

    I guess a simpler question is this, are local positive vacuum energies present in Local Space, or are they at far away locations?
     
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