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Giant hole in universe

Postby Koeppi » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:41 pm UTC

Didn't find anything in the search so i'll post this:

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/ ... 7520070823

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A giant hole in the Universe is devoid of galaxies, stars and even lacks dark matter, astronomers said on Thursday.


That's weird.
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Postby Belial » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:44 pm UTC

"that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity—the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time and space amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes."
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Postby 4=5 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:01 pm UTC

ominous I hope this hole isn't expanding

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Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:03 pm UTC

An enormous black emptiness devoid of all anything?

Wow, someone found Michael Bolton's talent!
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Postby Phenriz » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:21 pm UTC

Belial wrote:"that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity—the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time and space amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes."


Exactly what i thought as well.

Azathoth has come to reclaim his rightful inheritance!
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Postby TheStranger » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:28 pm UTC

Some cosmological theories speculate that the distribution of matter in the present come from slight imperfections in the early universe (caused by quantum uncertainty). Those these imperfections originally existed at sub atomic scale as the universe expanded these areas were magnified to a cosmic scale.

Using that as a model it is possible that there would be areas devoid of these imperfections, giving rise to regions devoid of matter.

though the Nuclear Chaos is also quite likely.
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Postby Pathway » Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:59 am UTC

Belial wrote:"that amorphous blight of nethermost confusion which blasphemes and bubbles at the center of all infinity—the boundless daemon sultan Azathoth, whose name no lips dare speak aloud, and who gnaws hungrily in inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond time and space amidst the muffled, maddening beating of vile drums and the thin monotonous whine of accursed flutes."


YES

4=5 wrote:ominous I hope this hole isn't expanding


This is actually what I thought at first. Maybe that's next, once we get better resolution on this thing...

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Postby Swordfish » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:14 am UTC

4=5 wrote:ominous I hope this hole isn't expanding


Well if the universe is expanding, then that hole is expanding. That being said, the space between us and that hole is expanding, so, even though it grows, we're getting further away from it, right?
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Postby Hawknc » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:52 am UTC

Assuming a constant expansion rate across the universe, we should be moving further away from the hole. That said, it's not a cliff face or anything - all the article seems to say is that there is an area which is devoid of matter. Even if our galaxy were to move into it, all that would happen is that it would have matter where it previously did not. Given that the universe is expanding, it makes sense for an empty space in the universe to have not filled up, since everything will be moving away from it, relative to its reference frame.

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Postby iop » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:18 am UTC

It would still be a bad place to get stranded, though.

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Re: Giant hole in universe

Postby Okita » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:02 pm UTC

Koeppi wrote:Didn't find anything in the search so i'll post this:

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/ ... 7520070823

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A giant hole in the Universe is devoid of galaxies, stars and even lacks dark matter, astronomers said on Thursday.


That's weird.
Comments?


Eh, I can fix that with duct tape.
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Postby Maseiken » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:25 pm UTC

Galactus.
"GRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOWR!!!!"
(Translation: "Objection!")

Maseiken had the ball at the top of the key...

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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:09 pm UTC

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Postby Narsil » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:16 pm UTC

That shit sounds like it's work in progress.

Hope they put a Starbucks there.
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Postby dabigkid » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:20 pm UTC

My integrated science textbook labeled some awfully huge voids in its model of the universe. Like, really really huge. Supposedly this is three times the size of them. Daaayyyummmmm.
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Postby ThanatosDrive » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:10 pm UTC

Who else is thinking that an alien race is hiding in there?

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Postby Maseiken » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:24 am UTC

Like I said,
they WERE there, until Galactus came along...
"GRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOWR!!!!"
(Translation: "Objection!")

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Postby Bondolon » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:38 am UTC

ThanatosDrive wrote:Who else is thinking that an alien race is hiding in there?


Actually, there are thousands, all pirating each other in an attempt to stay alive. They need someone like Captain Janeway to help them band together long enough to get out.

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Postby CodeLabMaster » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:12 pm UTC

So thats where I left my other vacuum cleaner...

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Postby gmalivuk » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:30 pm UTC

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Postby e946 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:55 pm UTC

iop wrote:It would still be a bad place to get stranded, though.


It couldn't be much worse than being stranded in orbit somewhere in the solar system, could it?

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Postby xkcd_n00bz » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:59 pm UTC

Is that where God lives?

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Postby Belial » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:02 pm UTC

xkcd_n00bz wrote:Is that where God lives?


.....Get me my space-schooner and a harpoon.
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Postby Okita » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:15 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
xkcd_n00bz wrote:Is that where God lives?


.....Get me my space-schooner and a harpoon.


Oh right... Ishmael told me to tell you that Ahab's going to need it for another week. Something about a white space-something or another. I think it was a fish of some sort... perhaps a tuna or a squid or something.
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Postby Peevish » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:09 pm UTC

"What we've found is not normal, based on either observational studies or on computer simulations of the large-scale evolution of the Universe," Williams said in a statement.


Time to completely rethink the nature of the universe. Again. Someone get Edward Witten on the line.


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