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A Question About Cosmology and a Theoretical Fifth Dimension

Question(s): Dear astronomy / physics student whose job it is to filter through the department in-box,  I find when I approach supersymmetry from a macro perspective, there seems to be an equalizing, but inherently non-identifiable component at work, but still … Continue reading

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What Does the Expansion of the Universe Look Like from an Galaxy on the Edge of the Known Universe?

Question: If you were to project yourself instantly to the edge of the known universe, (knowing that the universe is expanding at or near the speed of light from this perspective) and you were to take a telescope and look … Continue reading

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Why Do Stars Look Like Points of Light Rather than a Uniform Haze of Light?

Question: Hi, I’ve a question I’ve wondered about for some time. I will try to be as succinct as possible. As I look at the night sky, I see many stars. These stars are all emitting photons at an astounding … Continue reading

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What if the Big Bang Started as a Gigantic Supernova and Associated Black Hole?

Question: A cosmological “what if ” Here’s my question: suppose for the sake of argument, the big bang happened somewhat differently, that it was like a huge mega supernova, and created super-duper massive black hole. A universal black hole. THE … Continue reading

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Alternate Theories for the Expansion of the Universe

Question(s): I have three related questions: The redshift of objects indicates that the farther away they are, the faster they’re moving, but wasn’t the observed light emitted millions of years ago, when the object wasn’t so far away?  How do … Continue reading

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Do Black Holes Create Dark Energy?

Question: Hi, my name is Kemp and I just finished watching a program from the Discovery Channel entitled “Understanding the Universe”. The program triggered an odd question, do blackholes create dark energy and/or dark matter relative to their size?  — … Continue reading

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The Eventual Collision of the Andromeda and Milky Way Galaxies

Question: If I understand the various articles I’ve read and programs I’ve seen on TV and the internet.  It has been determined that the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies are on a collision course and are destined to “collide” in … Continue reading

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Questions About Cosmology and Catching Near Earth Objects

Question #1: Hello there! Sorry for the previous thing I had sent, it was merely a comment. I am a 16 year old high school student who is interested in the study of the stars and our universe itself.  And … Continue reading

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Where is the Center of the Big Bang?

Question: My understanding is that the COBE experiments back in the late 80s/early 90s were successful in detecting what we generally believe to be the CMB leftover from the big bang. In reading about the experiment I haven’t had much … Continue reading

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How Can Gas Particles Stick Together to Ultimately Form Stars and Planets?

Question: There is a lot of acceptance that when the gases of the universe began to join and spin because of the impact of those collisions. That would mean that all particles hit in the same direction, like using your … Continue reading

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