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Something big beyond the edge of the universe

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posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 04:15 PM
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Multiverses? Dark flow?

What does everyone think?
I know that the interpretation of the data is probably jumping the gun a little bit.



SYDNEY: Astronomers have found the best evidence yet for the weird idea that our universe is one of many in the 'multiverse'. What's more, these parallel universes seem to be exerting a strange force on our own, causing galaxy clusters to stream across space towards the edge of the known universe.


Anyway, here is the full article.
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posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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I'm no physicist, but I am a thinker, and I think there may be a simpler explanation. We know very little about the structure of our own universe as it stands and I think it would be useful to start with that before invoking other universes into the picture.

What I mean is that it may just be our own universe, tugging on itself... in a completely nonsexual, adult universe kind of way.


At the moment, I think most scientists will tell you that the best estimate of the shape of our universe is either a flat plain or a hyperbolic paraboloid which is basically the shape of a Pringles chip or a saddle. Previously (just a few years back) it was thought to be perhaps a torus (doughnut) and before that, a sphere.

What if the answer lays somewhere in between? If you take a hyperbolic paraboloid and continue the shape outward, it should eventually come back together at the ends. Or if you had an incomplete torus that hadn't yet come together and one free end was pulling the other end towards it, closing the torus.

Just an experiment in thought.



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 05:27 PM
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C.S.Lewis may have eluded to this in The Great Divorce in which he saw our entire universe existing down a tiny insignificant crack in the ground of a greater world...
...do you think he might have known something?

Perhaps this is what we see of that world from this side.



[edit on 26/11/09 by troubleshooter]



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
What I mean is that it may just be our own universe, tugging on itself... in a completely nonsexual, adult universe kind of way.




Or how about tugging itself apart in a non-sexual reproductive kind of way? Looking at things from the micro to the macro, and if our universe can be seen as a single cell, couldn't it at some point divide and create two twin daughters from itself? Couldn't the streaming away of these clusters be the cosmic equivalent of a blastocyst forming?



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 06:11 PM
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Originally posted by InertiaZero
Multiverses? Dark flow?

What does everyone think?


When I was a little girl, I used to have this toy that I would push around on the carpet, and when I pushed it, these little colored balls would pop up and down and jump all around. I used to think that each of those little balls had an entire universe in them, and I used to believe that our universe was inside a little playtoy like mine....that we were just someone's toy.

I was only a little girl, and I have no idea how I came up with that theory, but I still think that maybe our universe is just as big as germ would be to another universe.

Maybe that big thing outside our universe is a microscope, and someone is looking down on us trying to figure out how our universe "works". lol!


I like someone else's idea that our universe is dividing.

Maybe it's like cells dividing, like mitosis. Anyone remember those crop circles that showed up a few years ago that look like a cell dividing?

(I'm totally just throwing out random guesses here.)

[edit on 26-11-2009 by nikiano]



posted on Nov, 26 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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This has already been discussed

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