Skip to comments.Missing matter found in deep space
Posted on 05/20/2008 3:17:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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The Mayan calandar only said that planets would align in 2012 or every 572 x 11 years. The Egyptains say that the allignment would point to the “Eye of Horis” which is a relatively blank spot in space. Maybe that is the spot where the center of the universe is located and that can only be observed in the southern hemisphere.
It is odd, though, that the edge of the universe seems to be the same distance in every direction from here. That might imply the center is not there at that spot, but where we are.
An explosion in a vacuum would radiate out in a circle from the equatorial center of the mass. Particles would be scattered outward and gasses would tend to remain in the center.
This object is so far away that no telescope can pinpoint what is beyond the other side of the center. This will be one of the things that only theory can explain as we will never really be able to provide real evidence.
i.e. It is effectively just a lot of hot air and little tangible substance.
The universe is spherical, finite, and unbounded. Topological fact proven. No center.
Has it really been proven that the universe has spherical topology?
Yes indeed. Poincare’s theorem. There were some threads a year or so ago. There was a book, too, and as interesting for the layman as a book about math can be. Of course one has to assume math has anything to do with a description of the universe aside from obviously being part of the universe.
I don’t think my question regarding the “missing elements” is so much about quantum physics as it is about stellar/nuclear chemistry.
Stars burn hydrogen and get helium. They burn helium to get heavier substances, which in turn fuel the fires to get even heavier elements, all the way up to iron. (Heavier than iron requires a supernova.)
So what kind of stellar burn sequence produced all that oxygen without producing the intermediate elements between hydrogen and oxygen?
The universe is spherical, finite, and unbounded.Finite... but growing without limit. With its rate of growth accelerating.
Poincare's Theorem says that any simply-connected 3-dimensional manifold is a 3-sphere. But I'm not sure that it has been proven that the universe is simply-connected (any loop can be smoothly shrunk to a point). Perhaps the universe has the structure of a more complex 3-dimensional manifold.
That’s right. The proof was just that. It was proved to the satisfaction of topologists. That wouldn’t be me.
I wonder if this discovery will have implications for the closed or open Universe debate?
In my understanding, the debate is over. We will not crunch. We will evaporate.
No matter how much “missing mass” we find out there, it doesn’t change the fact that the rate of expansion is accelerating.
No Big Crunch for us.
Call it: the Big Rip.
So there won’t be a do-over.
Which would not seem to be able to generate the gravitational effects which are ascribed to "dark matter".
Since I’ve never been to the center of the universe I could hardly have any perspection of where it may or not be. All I know is that when Stars go nova they explode in all direction along the equitorial plane. I would think that the original (Big Bang) would work the same way.
FYI - I’m not THAT old.....
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