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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 08/24/2007 :  11:27:09  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/08/24/universe.hole.ap/index.html

I find it annoying that they attribute it to graitation and there is no mention of the Dark Energy phenomenon in the article, as this would seem to be a prime case.

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filthy
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Posted - 08/24/2007 :  12:54:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I found it and interesting article, even though I'm not all that well versed on astronomy. It kind'a goes in hand with another I found the other day and have been looking for an excuse to post.
Gravity still stumps scientists
The wimpiest force in the universe is tough to explain

By Dave Mosher

Updated: 2:10 p.m. ET Aug 10, 2007
In the deepest depths of space, gravity tugs on matter to form galaxies, stars, black holes and the like. In spite of its infinite reach, however, gravity is the wimpiest of all forces in the universe.

This weakness also makes it the most mysterious, as scientists can't measure it in the laboratory as easily as they can detect its effects on planets and stars. The repulsion between two positively charged protons, for example, is 1036 times stronger than gravity's pull between them that's 1 followed by 36 zeros less macho.



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HalfMooner
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Posted - 08/24/2007 :  13:07:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And the Prize in the field of astronomy goes to the University of Minnesota, for finding absolutely nothing.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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HalfMooner
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Philippines
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Posted - 08/24/2007 :  18:39:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It just hit me: That place must be Heaven.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
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The Rat
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Posted - 08/24/2007 :  20:44:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Where did they look, inside dubya's skull?


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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 08/24/2007 :  22:50:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

I found it and interesting article, even though I'm not all that well versed on astronomy. It kind'a goes in hand with another I found the other day and have been looking for an excuse to post.

Thanks from posting that link, filthy. I know a layman in desperate need of this article.

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Ghost_Skeptic
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Posted - 08/25/2007 :  00:24:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Ghost_Skeptic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Maybe it is God - not the petty bully god of Abraham, but the Pantheistic god of Spinoza

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