Could galaxies be bubbles in some liquid universe?

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Offline acecharly

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any thoughts are welcome

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Re: Could galaxies be bubbles in some liquid universe?
« Reply #1 on: 06/04/2012 21:43:30 »
NO

Space between galaxies is likely very similar space within the galaxies, just with lower matter density. 

For such a theory, you would have to invent a new type of liquid that did not behave gravitationally like normal matter.  Also, keep in mind that galaxies tend to be disk shaped, not sphere shaped.

Liquids, as we know them, also diffract different wavelengths of light at different angles, and thus we would see a rainbow of colors as the starlight would arrive at Earth.

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Re: Could galaxies be bubbles in some liquid universe?
« Reply #2 on: 08/04/2012 12:50:26 »
In some ways precisely the opposite is true.  The universe consists of vast "bubbles" of empty space containing very little material with strings and knots of galaxies in clusters.
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Re: Could galaxies be bubbles in some liquid universe?
« Reply #3 on: 08/04/2012 20:18:44 »
Sounds like chocolate to me!
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Re: Could galaxies be bubbles in some liquid universe?
« Reply #4 on: 10/04/2012 11:03:05 »
Sounds like chocolate to me!
I think its no coincidence that so many choc bars have astronomical names - Mars, Galaxy, Milky Way, Uranus, well maybe not Uranus. There's obviously an undercurrent of subversion going on between confectioners and astrophysicists.

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Re: Could galaxies be bubbles in some liquid universe?
« Reply #5 on: 10/04/2012 22:35:21 »
Maybe it's because that and coffee are the only thing that keep the Astronomers up at night, Starbucks for example!!
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (Einstein)