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Physicists Create Universe Smaller Than a Marble

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 01:23 AM
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At Lancaster University, they’re unraveling the secrets of how to build a universe. In fact, they have already formed one, or something very much like it. This scientific breakthrough lies in the bottom of a chamber no larger than your pinky finger, filled with helium and cooled to 0.0003 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero.

By placing helium in a state which most closely resembles the form it held at the beginning of the universe, scientists have created an opportunity for the gas to go through several low-energy evolutions. These defects in space-time, are represented by tiny whirlpools in the helium, which are created by the rapid expansion, and equally rapid slowing of the expansion; something that it’s believed our own universe did at the big bang and in the moments thereafter.
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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 01:23 AM
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Well this reminds me of the Men in Black movie where our universe exists in just a marble that some aliens are playing with.

Of course this is not quite to the extent of creating life within one, however, if so, sign me up for one. Being able to observe something like this would be truly amazing, and really put us into perspective.


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posted on May, 28 2008 @ 11:43 AM
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I was just wondering since there are planets and stars out there that are 100 times bigger and 1000 times bigger than the earth and even more.

Isnt it possible that our whole universe and everthing that we know might just be a bunch of little particles on one huge scaled planet or something?



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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Cool article. I was wondering, after reading, how time would be affected by the size of the "universe". It of course brings to mind Men In Black, what with Orion's Belt. It would be interesting to see if this data could be coupled with the Large Hadron Collider data later in the year.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 08:20 PM
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They have a little ways to go before their "universe" is interesting. I guess we will have to wait a few billion years.



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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Nice find Shadow, flag for you, this reminds me of Rene Korda from the Chronomaster. He designs pocket universes.
As for myself, I prefer the Matrix.


Pocket universes in science fiction



posted on May, 28 2008 @ 08:30 PM
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I believe the ending of the MIB sequel conveyed this same sentiment, but it was best depicted as the final line in an old Twilight Zone episode wherein is stated (and I paraphrase) "perhaps our whole universe is merely a speck of dust on a policeman's coat"



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