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Mystery "blob" Found Near Dawn Of Time In Space

Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:42 am

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!

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RE: Mystery "blob" Found Near Dawn Of Time In Space

Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:02 am

Be afraid. Be very afraid. http://www.youtube.com/v/XhyRpvgm03g
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RE: Mystery "blob" Found Near Dawn Of Time In Space

Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:06 am

I think it's a gigantic booger from the Intellligent Designer, probably left in the universe on the 7th day.
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RE: Mystery "blob" Found Near Dawn Of Time In Space

Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:06 pm

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....

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RE: Mystery "blob" Found Near Dawn Of Time In Space

Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:47 pm



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
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RE: Mystery "blob" Found Near Dawn Of Time In Space

Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:02 pm



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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