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Mystery "blob" Found Near Dawn Of Time In Space  
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3981 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

Every time I read stuff like this it just fascinates me. This "blob" was from 12.9 BILLION years ago and is 55,000 light-years long! Those numbers just boggle my mind!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30353034


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

Be afraid. Be very afraid. http://www.youtube.com/v/XhyRpvgm03g


The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

I think it's a gigantic booger from the Intellligent Designer, probably left in the universe on the 7th day.


Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1849 times:

Stuff like this.....being 12.9 BILLION years old.....kinda makes you realize that in the scope of things, our lives are like a millisecond.

I sometimes lay in bed at night pondering the universe....one of my friends told me to read one of Stephen Hawking's books, and I was like "I would love to, but talking that intense type of science with me would be like talking to me in a foreign language." If I was able to understand it, I probably would find it fascinating....

Marc


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4941 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1762 times:



Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 4):

"The Universe in a Nutshell" is very "layman"-friendly. I read that book in about 2 days- it's very engrossing and extremely fascinating, and I understood almost everything in it and I'm not even close to a Doctorate.  Smile



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19411 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1756 times:



Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 4):


I sometimes lay in bed at night pondering the universe....one of my friends told me to read one of Stephen Hawking's books, and I was like "I would love to, but talking that intense type of science with me would be like talking to me in a foreign language." If I was able to understand it, I probably would find it fascinating....

Hawking's writings are actually quite accessible. If you can get this aviation geek stuff, you can get his books.


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