What do you mean "expected blue shift"? Expected by who?
Originally posted by playswithmachines
You have a point, however, i can also understand that the expected 'blue shift' is not being seen (or is it?)
The blue shift of the Andromeda Galaxy indicates it's moving toward, not away from us. In fact we think it's on a collision course with the Milky Way galaxy.
is because we are all indeed expanding & thus every direction is indeed moving away from us.
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by ThreeNF
I also think it's important to bear in mind that the newtonian materialist monist POV is no longer valid, but that instead, we live in a non-local, holographic universe, and if that is the case, then what is "local" in terms of our experience, and the import and export of all our thoughts and actions, matters and in fact might mean everything and impact the entire spectrum of all being and becoming, where nothing may be considered insignificant, and no action without the farthest reaching implications. Puts a whole new spin on the Christ story and the work of the cross within the relative framework of human being..
Originally posted by Ceriddwen
Some of those pictures seriously look like a neurological system. Synapses, neurons, dendrites, etc. Kinda threw a thought into my head that maybe the universe is just the interior of someone's brain and we are all just thoughts and electrical impulses inside it.
Originally posted by squiz
Nice work Xploder. This is just another in the recent run of discoveries/announcements that no doubt confirms the existence of large scale intergalactic currents. And they are behaving exactly as plasma cosmologists have been describing for decades. The fillaments (birkeland currents) have the ability to scavenge up even non ionised matter and accrete it radially inwards in a process called 'marklund convection'.
In a nutshell...
The constant width over vast distances is due to the current flowing along the Birkeland filaments, each filament constituting a part of a larger electric circuit. And in a circuit the current must be the same in the whole filament although the current density can vary in the filament due to the electromagnetic pinch effect. Therefore the electromagnetic scavenging effect on matter from the molecular cloud, called Marklund convection, is constant along each current filament, which simply explains the consistency of widths of the filaments. The stars form as plasmoids in the Bennett-pinches, also known in plasma labs on Earth as Z-pinches.
Just on the case of the missing matter, This is only a problem in the big bang gravity driven universe. And no this doesn't account for the missing matter in that model anyway. Thing is, it seems the constant of gravity isn't all that constant and has been pretty difficult to lock down. Problems from the get go
Arxiv - Most of the baryons in the Universe are thought to be contained within filaments of galaxies, but as yet, no single study has published the observed properties of a large sample of known filaments to determine typical physical characteristics such as temperature and electron density. This paper presents a comprehensive large-scale search conducted for X-ray emission from a population of 41 bona fide filaments of galaxies to determine their X-ray flux and electron density. The sample is generated from Pimbblet et al.’s (2004) filament catalogue, which is in turn sourced from the 2 degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS). Since the filaments are expected to be very faint and of very low density, we used stacked ROSAT All-Sky Survey data. We detect a net surface brightness from our sample of filaments of (1.6±0.1)× 10^−14 erg cm^−2 s^−1 arcmin−2 in the 0.9–1.3 keV energy band for 1 keV plasma, which implies an electron density. Finally, we examine if a filament’s membership to a supercluster leads to an enhanced electron density as reported by Kull and Bohringer (1999). We suggest it remains unclear if supercluster membership causes such an enhancement.
Originally posted by alumnathe
"this is really a great finding for a 22 year old who is studying to be an astonomer" - xploder
Agreed! Bravo! Keep wondering!
To what degree do your models depend on consistency and stability of time? I see the potential for changing values of space according to how perspectives of dark matter and energy evolve, but if time is also a changing value, as far as its stability as a measurement, is there a potential for this sort of differential to change your models?
The effect can be explained because (1) the speed of light is a constant (independent of how fast a light source is moving toward or away from an observer) and (2) the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, which causes light from distant objects to redshift (i.e. the wavelengths to become longer) in relation to how far away the objects are from observers on Earth. In other words, as space expands, the interval between light pulses also lengthens. Since expansion occurs throughout the universe, it seems that time dilation should be a property of the universe that holds true everywhere, regardless of the specific object or event being observed. However, a new study has found that this doesn’t seem to be the case - quasars, it seems, give off light pulses at the same rate no matter their distance from the Earth, without a hint of time dilation.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
reply to post by XPLodER
So is this similar to the so-called "quantum foam"? I thought the universe would eventually be found to be foamy or frothy in structure:
edit on 5/24/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: typo
Originally posted by ErgoSphere
According to the article, the girl is a 22year old intern who was looking at/analyzing the images taken from a project run by actual astrophysicists. I fail to see how she discovered anything; any credit should go to the astrophysicists.
Originally posted by playswithmachines
reply to post by Arbitrageur
I stand corrected
But we are definitely all moving, in an explosion like pattern, right?
Originally posted by ThreeNF
Originally posted by jessejamesxx
"As Above, So Below" doesn't get any truer though.
I was just thinking the same thing when I was looking at the pictures. Maybe we live inside the brain of a larger being, who lives inside the brain of even a larger being. Inside our brain are tiny universes. As Above, So Below. Perhaps we live in a fractal universe :-)