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[Science] Cosmic inflation: 'Spectacular' discovery hailed

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by BDswangHTX, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. BDswangHTX

    BDswangHTX Member

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    Scientists say they have extraordinary new evidence to support a Big Bang Theory for the origin of the Universe.

    Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26605974

     
  2. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton

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    I could stare at this polarization map all day. It's just so gorgeous..

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    (from the BBC link)

    I for one am surprised if a straightforward model of inflation is correct... it's really, really big news for astrophysics.
     
  3. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave Contributing Member

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    I, for one, welcome our new blurry twister overlords.
     
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  4. conquistador#11

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    so our masters are into abstract art? good to know.
     
  5. Zboy

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    So many things wrong with this study that dont even know where to start.
     
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    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    All this fuss for a marble sized chunk of stuff?
     
  7. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    From WaPost article on the same subject:

     
  8. James Gabriel

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    There goes the galactic economy.
     
  9. Qball

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    How about you start at the dashed line on row 28 and column 17 of the polarization map...
     
  10. ChankMcStank

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    Like OP's mom then?
     
  11. Yonkers

    Yonkers Contributing Member

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    This sort of stuff fascinates me but I have no idea what this is all about.
     
  12. nickb492

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    I was interested in this thread and article, but halfway through my mind just started doing this....

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  13. Awesome

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    Means there are still more questions than answers to be honest
     
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  15. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    Really cool video of the professor finding out about the breakthrough

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZlfIVEy_YOA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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  16. Harrisment

    Harrisment i had suffice

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    Very cool!
     
  17. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave Contributing Member

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    What if.... What if....? Yes.

    Great video.
     
  18. boomboom

    boomboom Contributing Member

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    More importantly, will this news help get more booty in my bass?
     
  19. LonghornFan

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    Jesus is gonna be so pissed off. You don't even know.
     
  20. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    Wow! This is freakin' mind blowing. I've read about this, and like a lot of you not named B-Bob, am having hell wrestling with the concept. I'm a huge science fiction fan, and have been reading speculative fiction for over 50 years. You'd think I could imagine this stuff in a coherent fashion by now! ;-)-
     
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