What is the universe ?

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What is the universe ?

Postby TheHero » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:40 pm

What is it ? We do not know.. but it is huge.. that is for sure.
 
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby Fizzle » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:31 am

Brian knows. :P

Seriously though, I've always been fascinated by the universe. There's so much out there beyond our understanding.
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby TheHero » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:02 pm

It makes me dizzy to think about the dimensions.
 
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby Fizzle » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:57 am

..and is there life out there?

I was reading this article today.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/eur ... ta-suggest

NASA has proposed a $2 billion mission called the Europa Clipper, but a $230 million cut in planetary science funding this year and more proposed cuts for next year mean there’s no guarantee it will launch. In the meantime, astronomers will scrutinize data from NASA’s Juno probe, which is en route to Jupiter but won’t study Europa in detail, and JUICE, the European Space Agency’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, which will cruise past Europa twice when it arrives around 2030.


Just imagine how much more we could discover if we spent more money on science, and less on wars and other nonsense.
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby TheHero » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:53 pm

Fizzle wrote:
Just imagine how much more we could discover if we spent more money on science, and less on wars and other nonsense.



Indeed.
 
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby Fizzle » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:38 am

This is interesting.

"Water vapor plumes raise question about life on dwarf planet Ceres"

http://news.yahoo.com/water-vapor-plume ... 09325.html
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby Cool Cat » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:10 pm

I was watching a TV show a week or so ago, they were talking about some distant stars being 1 billion light years away from Earth :shock: mind blowing.
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby TheHero » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:25 pm

Cool Cat wrote:I was watching a TV show a week or so ago, they were talking about some distant stars being 1 billion light years away from Earth :shock: mind blowing.



Yes indeed, reality really exceeds science fiction.. unbelievable!
 
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby Fizzle » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:25 am

TheHero wrote:
Cool Cat wrote:I was watching a TV show a week or so ago, they were talking about some distant stars being 1 billion light years away from Earth :shock: mind blowing.



Yes indeed, reality really exceeds science fiction.. unbelievable!


It's fascinating, how when one looks at an object light years away, they're seeing it as it was when that light left that object. In a way we're looking back in time when we look at stars.
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby julymorning » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:14 am

Fizzle wrote:
TheHero wrote:
Cool Cat wrote:I was watching a TV show a week or so ago, they were talking about some distant stars being 1 billion light years away from Earth :shock: mind blowing.



Yes indeed, reality really exceeds science fiction.. unbelievable!


It's fascinating, how when one looks at an object light years away, they're seeing it as it was when that light left that object. In a way we're looking back in time when we look at stars.


I'll be pondering on that one for awhile.

For as long as I remember I've had a
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very unscientific
notion that everything that ever was or is,continues to exist in a space and time invisible to us. Although some may at times sense it.

Particular if high levels of energy or emotions were involved in the event.

I do not believe in 'ghosts' in the traditional way, such as reanimated spirits of the dead. This is more along the lines of spent energies forever locked into the scenario that they were expelled into.


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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby TheHero » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:37 am

julymorning wrote:



For as long as I remember I've had a
Spoiler! :
very unscientific
notion that everything that ever was or is,continues to exist in a space and time invisible to us. Although some may at times sense it.

Particular if high levels of energy or emotions were involved in the event.

I do not believe in 'ghosts' in the traditional way, such as reanimated spirits of the dead. This is more along the lines of spent energies forever locked into the scenario that they were expelled into.


I swear I'm not high. :lol:




Very good point! Maybe past and present is more connected than we know...

Time and speed seems to be connected. I can only add that our eyes can only see a certain part of the light spectrum, called visible light. Our ears can only hear some frequencies. So we are already limited by natural causes.
 
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby Fizzle » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:54 am

julymorning wrote:For as long as I remember I've had a
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very unscientific
notion that everything that ever was or is,continues to exist in a space and time invisible to us. Although some may at times sense it.

Particular if high levels of energy or emotions were involved in the event.

I do not believe in 'ghosts' in the traditional way, such as reanimated spirits of the dead. This is more along the lines of spent energies forever locked into the scenario that they were expelled into.


I swear I'm not high. :lol:


I think about this kind of stuff all the time, even when I'm sober. :P

If energy cannot be created or destroyed, where does our energy go when we die? Where was it before we existed? The possibilities are fun to ponder.
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby Fizzle » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:17 am

TheHero wrote:Very good point! Maybe past and present is more connected than we know...

Time and speed seems to be connected. I can only add that our eyes can only see a certain part of the light spectrum, called visible light. Our ears can only hear some frequencies. So we are already limited by natural causes.


Indeed, there's so much beyond our understanding.

I'm not sure if this is a theory or if it's been proven (I'm not a science expert :P ), but if something is large enough in mass, it has an affect on time. Time is said to move at a slightly slower pace if you're standing right beside one of the great pyramids. I saw a discussion on a science program about studying black holes, how if scientists could one day manage to orbit a spacecraft around a black hole, the speed of time would differ greatly on the spacecraft vs. on earth, due to the strong gravity of the black hole. It also talked about the possibilities of time travel due to the connection between speed and time.

I can't remember the details or the name of that program, sorry if my rambling makes no sense. :P
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby TheHero » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:28 pm

Yes, I heard some scientist say that "time" is something which no-one on earth really understands. It is one of the most difficult topics to explain. And most of us think of time as very simple and natural, but in reality time is very complex and relative, as Einstein found out.


I am also starting to believe that there are several dimensions..

The reason is, we can not explain how the Universe was before the Big Bang, and if God created the Universe, what created God, and where did all the energy come from in the first place ? With our knowledge of the World, this cannot be explained, and we end up in a blind gate. So therefore I think there must be some pretty revolutionary things to be discovered, that we do not have a clue about today.
 
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Re: What is the universe ?

Postby Elessar » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:52 am

 
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