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Re: flat universe ! comments?
« Reply #1 on: 04/04/2012 16:04:46 »
The universe is pretty flat. This has been known for a while.
 

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Re: flat universe ! comments?
« Reply #2 on: 04/04/2012 16:19:50 »
why green at the edge?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/04/2012 16:38:47 »
why green at the edge?
That's the green belt, every major city has em :P
 

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Re: flat universe ! comments?
« Reply #4 on: 04/04/2012 17:38:03 »
flat earth or flat head....society?
 

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Re: flat universe ! comments?
« Reply #5 on: 04/04/2012 18:27:35 »
flat earth or flat head....society?

Neh, we have cone head's in society. The rest is flat geometry :P
 

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Re: flat universe ! comments?
« Reply #6 on: 04/04/2012 21:17:43 »
I think there is a mistake of perspective here.

In the mosaic, the Milky Way Galaxy runs horizontally across this map. The Milky Way is shaped like a disk and our solar system is located in that disk about two-thirds of the way out from the center. So we see the Milky Way as a band running through the sky. As we look toward the center of the galaxy, we are looking through more of the disk than when we are looking at large angles away from the center, and you can see a noticeable increase in stars (colored blue-green) toward the center of the image.

So, in fact, this is an image of mostly just the Milky Way (which has been believed to be disk shaped for quite a while), with a few galaxies visible beyond it.

When you look at space filling models of the universe, it looks much more...  well, space filling.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observable_universe
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:8_Observable_Universe_(ELitU).png








 

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