Skip to comments.The End of Small Galaxies
Posted on 05/22/2006 7:26:49 PM PDT by KevinDavis
When the universe was young, countless dwarf galaxies formed, heating the universe and preventing the formation of more small galaxies, a new study suggests.
The Big Bang, a theoretical beginning to the universe, is thought to have generated lots of hot stuffelectrons and hydrogen and helium ions. The material expanded rapidly. As space expanded, matter cooled, and the electrons and ions formed neutral atoms and absorbed surrounding light.
This placed a dark curtain throughout space. The shadowy era is called the Dark Ages.
(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...
For example, what possesses some of our fellow creatures to sit down and come up with a song like "Candy Man" by Sammy Davis Jr.?
Or the Hokey Pokey. Is that really what it's all about?
The authors describe this as if they were billions of years old themselves, granted the carbon they are made of
could very well be that old.
'You have to wonder how intelligent life was able to form'
There are mutations.
That species are called Liberals.
ARTIST: Monty Python
TITLE: The Galaxy Song
Lyrics and Chords
[Meaning of Life, the]
[ Adim7 = ]
Whenever life get you down, Mrs. Brown
And things seem hard or tough
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you've had quite enu-hu-hu-huuuuff
/ Adim7 A / A7 A / Adim7 A F# / B E7 /
Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at 900 miles an hour
That's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power
The sun and you and me, and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at 40,000 miles an hour
Of the galaxy we call the Milky Way
/ A Amaj7 A6 A / A A6 E7 - / - Bm7 E Bm7 / E7 Bm7 A - /
/ 1st / F#7 - Bm - / D Adim7 A F#7 / Bm E7 A - /
Our galaxy itself contains 100 billion stars
It's 100,000 light-years side-to-side
It bulges in the middle, 16,000 light-years thick
But out by us it's just 3000 light-years wide
We're 30,000 light-years from galactic central point
We go round every 200 million years
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe
The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whiz
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light you know
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely is your birth
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
Because there's bugger all down here on Earth
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