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Old 10-13-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Looks like we may be even more insignificant in the scheme of things:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/b391a88...ntains-20.html
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:50 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I had seen the results of the deep space "stare". Fascinating stuff, and it is one reason the James Webb Space Telescope is being developed and will be launched; they want to look at deep space in the infra-red spectrum and see the galaxies that are racing away and have light-shifted as a result.
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) NASA

To me, it is also the reason that the search for extraterrestrial life is both interesting and futile. Distances are so vast, that it makes knowing where life exists almost past tense. We may find where life existed!
But NASA wants the money anyway.
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Riachella, Victoria, Australia
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So the universe is bigger but still finite. Why can't we do infinite universe?
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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So the universe is bigger but still finite. Why can't we do infinite universe?
There may be an infinite number of universes.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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Or it could simply mean we're getting smaller.
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:33 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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So the universe is bigger but still finite. Why can't we do infinite universe?
Because then NASA would have to settle for a finite amount of money.
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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There may be an infinite number of universes.
I have often pondered this same sentiment!

How do we know there are not other universes outside of our own? For all we know we could be part of a local cluster or super-cluster of universes, just in the same way the Milky Way, Andromeda and the Magellanic Clouds form part of our own Super-cluster of galaxies.

Space, is full of surprises, and I am of the <unqualified> opinion there is more than just our own Universe out there.
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Old 10-23-2016, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I have often pondered this same sentiment!

How do we know there are not other universes outside of our own? For all we know we could be part of a local cluster or super-cluster of universes, just in the same way the Milky Way, Andromeda and the Magellanic Clouds form part of our own Super-cluster of galaxies.

Space, is full of surprises, and I am of the <unqualified> opinion there is more than just our own Universe out there.
This is referring to the multiverse.

https://www.ted.com/talks/brian_gree...fe?language=en
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Riachella, Victoria, Australia
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So the universe is Pi.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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This is referring to the multiverse.

https://www.ted.com/talks/brian_gree...fe?language=en
Thanks for the link. I have to say cosmology does tend to blow my mind at times. But I also realize that some of these theories are just that - theories. No one really knows for sure, unless we have sufficient empirical evidence to say otherwise.

I could have my own theory that multiuniverses are just a microcosm to something substantially much larger, which in itself become be a microcosm to something larger still!

We're talking Googolplex proportions here! Anything is possible; we just don't have the technology or the understanding to prove or dismiss such ideas as yet
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