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The universe is just a never ending experiment right?
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Astronomy has always been a interesting for me, even since I was a child. The thought of scales that exceed far beyond our comprehensions; Our planet just being a pixel to the size of some stars. The fact supernovas have taken place possibly hundreds or thousands of years ago, and we just now know about them. Different galaxies are forming, each time with slightly different physical laws, sometimes similar or even vastly different. Not to mention 40,50, 60 or 100 years we live is truly just a blink of the eye for the universe.

Really interesting topic
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While I am unsure of the true point of this post is, Yes Space is a very interesting topic, and the things we need to know about this universe are only just getting started.

Neil Degrasse Tyson is probably someone you, and a lot more people should get to know. He's a really inspirational character on the astronomic frontier, and has a lot of things to say that even less involved people on the scientific front can get into.

Space is supposed to be the new frontier, but with our worldly views and corporate greed It will probably take 6 or 7 more generations before we begin to seriously look up, instead of in our pockets.

When I was younger I had a fascination with space as well, however I understood from a young age the vastness of space and it honestly frightened me. To know that I was not only insignificant but we literally knew so little that our destruction could be only moments away and that we had nothing we could do about it, and it wouldn't even matter if we were sucked into the sun.

But if you don't know Neil you should check out some of his interviews / speeches, good stuff, and NOT BORING.
Posted 4/26/12

Different galaxies are forming, each time with slightly different physical law

What? o.0
As long as they exist within the known universe, they're still governed by the exact same laws of physics, aren't they?

I've heard quite a few interesting theories as to what the universe is including this one, that it's a simulation.
I personally like this one http://www.cracked.com/article_19366_5-mind-blowing-scientific-answers-to-lifes-big-questions.html

I used to like space when I was a kid. I wanted to be an astronaught and everything. But apparently there's no air up there, so I quit that.

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haikinka wrote:


Different galaxies are forming, each time with slightly different physical law

What? o.0
As long as they exist within the known universe, they're still governed by the exact same laws of physics, aren't they?

I've heard quite a few interesting theories as to what the universe is including this one, that it's a simulation.
I personally like this one http://www.cracked.com/article_19366_5-mind-blowing-scientific-answers-to-lifes-big-questions.html

I used to like space when I was a kid. I wanted to be an astronaught and everything. But apparently there's no air up there, so I quit that.



I'm sure he meant to say Universes not galaxies... unless he meant galaxies and intended to say physical properties over laws of physics..
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Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Wait a second....
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FacelessRed wrote:


I'm sure he meant to say Universes not galaxies... unless he meant galaxies and intended to say physical properties over laws of physics..


That would make a little more sense.
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We're too late. We'll unfortunately never make progress fast enough to explore much more and start perhaps colonizing other celestial bodies before something catastrophic happens to Earth due to humans being a bunch of twats.
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Ahh... the Ultimate Question, of Life, the Universe, and everything...

The answer is ... 42!

Bah doom boom CHING!

Stephen King thinks the universe is an atom in a dying blade of grass in an empty lot in some other universe.

Douglas Adams thinks that god created the universe, and then gave it up as a loss before moving on to another project.

But really, the way things are going now, we will probably manage to fuck it all up before we get out there and blow ourselves to shit, or ruin this world and run out of everything we need to live. We are truly Island Earth. One has only to look to the horrible fate of those who lived on Easter Island (or the less intelligent can go watch "The Lorax" still in theaters!) to know that once whats there is gone... it's gone for good.
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I am glad there are others that feel the same way.

In fact it is so interesting I chose Astrophysics as my higher education lol. I will say from what little I know, it is the things in astronomical scales that are indeed some of the most interesting. But also the things that are at sub-atomic scales that are as equally interesting. Without going into too much detail, we all know (hopefully) that the sun and all stars burn so brightly due to fusion. On the large scale they are some of the brightest sources that we see, but this is only possible due to sub-atomic scale phenomenon such as quantum-tunneling.

It truly amazes me how the smallest of things unseen to the human eye can give shape to some of the most spectacular things that we can admire
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Made this thread while high.
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Good to kno... Anyways there is so much we dont kno about the universe. Aparently dark matter makes up almost 95% of the universe and no one knows wut it is or wut it does.
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Can you sum up why you think the universe is a never ending experiment? I'm with you so far on that ONE sentence but I still don't get it.
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Astronomy has always been a interesting for me, even since I was a child. The thought of scales that exceed far beyond our comprehensions; Our planet just being a pixel to the size of some stars. The fact supernovas have taken place possibly hundreds or thousands of years ago, and we just now know about them. Different galaxies are forming, each time with slightly different physical laws, sometimes similar or even vastly different. Not to mention 40,50, 60 or 100 years we live is truly just a blink of the eye for the universe.

Really interesting topic


You should try reading the book Spin by Robert Charles Wilson.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/910863.Spin

Posted 4/26/12
Must be because I am not immortal.
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