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2 Trillion Galaxies
« on: October 13, 2016, 10:51:31 PM »
Some UK group studying Hubble telescope data has calculated there are around 2,000,000,000,000 galaxies in the observable universe. That's 10 times more than the previous estimate of 200 billion.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2016, 11:10:46 PM »
So basically, it's going to take forever to map it all out.

Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 11:42:15 PM »
Assuming we had a Tardis, it would still take forever to visit them all.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 06:52:06 AM »
That throws the Dark Energy calculation into disarray ... good!  Underestimating visible matter is a major cosmological problem then.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 07:38:55 AM »
"The not-visible universe is to the visible universe as the visible universe is to a marble here on Earth."

Lots of, ahem, space for things we don't yet.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016, 01:07:31 PM »
Human ignorance is permanent ... all else is fiddling around with the edges of ignorance.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016, 05:59:16 PM »
There is an event horizon out there. Things that happened or happen beyond the time and space that we can observe in our particular place in space and time. We don't know and can't know what is beyond that. Simply because of the speed of light.

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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 06:38:56 PM »
There is an event horizon out there. Things that happened or happen beyond the time and space that we can observe in our particular place in space and time. We don't know and can't know what is beyond that. Simply because of the speed of light.

Gerard
In others words, there is 14 billion years of history we can't see yet.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2016, 08:42:03 PM »
Some UK group studying Hubble telescope data has calculated there are around 2,000,000,000,000 galaxies in the observable universe. That's 10 times more than the previous estimate of 200 billion.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2016, 04:09:42 AM »
But.... we're the people god made. And what we do, and how we act, and what we think are of the utmost importance to him.

Early modern man, when he first got a good measurement for how big the solar system is ... started to get your point.  There is a whole lot of nothing out there, and the Earth is tiny.  Until then, the Cosmos was small and tidy.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2016, 06:10:47 AM »
But.... we're the people god made. And what we do, and how we act, and what we think are of the utmost importance to him.
And thus there is a center to the universe no matter what that Tyson person says! /cousins
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2016, 11:02:40 AM »
Some UK group studying Hubble telescope data has calculated there are around 2,000,000,000,000 galaxies in the observable universe. That's 10 times more than the previous estimate of 200 billion.

"Observable universe." So there could be many, many more than we can currently observe. And each one has millions of stars. And people still doubt that life could have happened randomly in this freaking massive universe? Christ. I can't even imagine anything that big.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2016, 01:28:06 PM »
"Observable universe." So there could be many, many more than we can currently observe. And each one has millions of stars. And people still doubt that life could have happened randomly in this freaking massive universe? Christ. I can't even imagine anything that big.

You don't have to.  Astronomy AA ... one planet at a time ;-)
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2016, 08:49:57 PM »
And gawd made it all for us humans. Even the parts we will never observe. Because Jesus.
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Re: 2 Trillion Galaxies
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2016, 11:09:46 PM »
And gawd made it all for us humans. Even the parts we will never observe. Because Jesus.

They lived in simpler times (over 400 years ago) ... some people still do.  But why the hate?
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