The Day We Found the Universe
... of that process. We ask no recantations from honesty and candor… Those of us who represent social organization
and political institutions look upon you with a feeling that includes much of awe and something of fear as we ask
ourselves to what revolution you will next require us to adapt our scheme o ...
Spectacular Evidence of the Greatness of Almighty Allah
... This structure has a geometry and architecture of its own.
There are “voids”, “walls”, cluster areas or “rooms”, vast
hallways and “passages”.
Current interpretations of astronomical observations
indicate that the age of the Universe is 13.73 billion years,
and that the diameter of the observable un ...
Stars, Galaxies, Superuniverses and the Urantia Book, by Frederick
... the universe itself. Figure 1 shows a portion of the Deep Field South image showing galaxies at distances out to 12 billion
The Urantia Book contains a description of the universe which one might describe as "Urantian cosmology." This
cosmological information, written prior to 1941 by c ...
How Our Place in The Cosmos is Designed for
... First, consider a little-known fact: A large moon stabilizes the rotation axis of
its host planet, yielding a more stable, life-friendly climate. Our Moon keeps
Earth’s axial tilt, or obliquity—the angle between its rotation axis and an
imaginary axis perpendicular to the plane in which it orbits ...
Worlds Beyond The Poles
... open and active co-operation with an impetuous pilgrim from the realm where dreams,
so full of reality, are incubated.
The following, therefore, may serve as a timely guide for understanding values
contributing toward civilization’s development. And it may thereby permit easier
comprehension of valu ...
A Teacher`s Guide to the Universe
... In order to gain a better understanding of the scale of the universe, it is helpful to
begin by calculating the size and scale of something that is easily measurable. As
a useful introductory exercise, map the classroom in two dimensions at different
scales so that the skills of linear measurement, ...
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... These fears continue on a larger scale today. Parliamentarians from the fortyseven nation Council of Europe issued a resolution on October 4, 2007, in
which they alerted both their member states and the world that “creationism
could become a threat to human rights.”4 The council members saw this
1 The Hubble Story (10:56)
... universe yet achieved by mankind. It reveals the first galaxies to emerge from the
“dark ages”, the time shortly after the big bang when the first stars reheated the
cold, dim universe. Some may be the farthest ever seen, existing when the universe
was just 400 million years old.
0.4.8 The expansion ...
The Swift satellite lives up to its name, revealing cosmic
... panying supernova component (expected for nearby long GRBs) found nothing to
stringent limits, and together with the elliptical host galaxy this provided evidence
in support of an origin for short bursts which is completely different from the massive star origins of their long-duration cousins: the ...
R585 EXPLORERS OF THE SOUTHERN SKY
... authoritative account achieves two important goals. Firstly, it collects together all independently derived
cosmological solutions from the birth of relativity in 1915 to the present day, and clearly shows how
they are interrelated. Secondly, it presents a coherent overview of the physical propertie ...
Chapter 20 Notes
... “milk,” and the star-rich region of our own galaxy has
long been called the Milky Way. Other galaxies, before
they were recognized as containing stars, were called
nebulas, from the Latin for “clouds.” What do you think
was the reason these starry regions were described in
Explosive sources of the highest energy radiation
... brightest radio source among known binary systems, with large flares that are attributed to its
relativistic jets. The system exhibits a complex
X-ray spectrum that fluctuates between two
main states: “soft” and “hard”. The source is
known to flare in radio when entering the “soft”
state with associ ...
... Usually, z = v/c and so z = 0.2 20% speed of light
But quasars with z = 6 have been found. This does NOT mean a
velocity = 6x the speed of light!!!
Why? Because the redshift is cosmological – due to expansion of
space – NOT due to the Doppler Effect, so z is not equal to v/c
In fact, 1/1+z is the ...
Introduction to Observational Cosmology
... The basic pillars of our cosmological picture
(i.e. we are starting with the answer first)
1. Averaged over sufficiently large scales, the universe is
nearly homogeneous and isotropic (=cosmological principle)
2. The universe, i.e. space itself, is expanding so that the
distance D between any pairs ...
3. Cosmology and the Origin and Evolution of Galaxies
... some success in the measurement of optical and IR spectroscopic redshifts
for a fraction of the bright mm galaxies (S850µm > 5 mJy) with reliable radio
counterparts8. Radio interferometric data help reﬁne the positions of the
mm galaxies, which allows the optical and IR counterparts to be identiﬁed
Astronomy 201 Cosmology
... • there is no freely falling frame of reference
in which gravity vanishes globally
• there is a freely falling frame of reference in
which gravity vanishes locally
• equivalence principle holds for small labs,
“small” in comparison to distances over
which the gravitational field changes
A new view of galaxy evolution
... internal motion similar to nearby disc/ellipticals
– further evidence for their violent origin.
There are other clues we must consider. One is
that these galaxies are undergoing intense star
formation with on the order of a few hundred
solar masses of new stars formed per year, compared with just a ...
Galaxies - University of Iowa Astrophysics
... • The Milky Way is in the “Local Group”, a small galaxy cluster.
• The largest galaxy in the Local Group is M31, the Andromeda Galaxy.
The Milky Way is in second place, followed by the spiral galaxy M33.
• Both the Milky Way and M31 are surrounded by a number of small
Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASTRO)
... For the nonscientist. A survey of our view of the universe, and the
exploration of the solar system and beyond. The sky: constellations;
motions of the Sun, Moon, and planets; seasons and the calendar;
eclipses. The solar system: origin and evolution; characteristics of the
Sun, planets, satellites, ...
Introduction to Dark Matter
... photons, and the Universe became transparent to radiation. The Black body
radiation originating from this cosmic plasma is still permeating the Universe
in the form of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR; often
referred to as the “afterglow” of Big Bang) which can be observed at T ≈ 2.73 ...
A Map of the Universe
... the girl’s hand, shows a sequence of microscopic views, each ten times larger in size, ending
with a view of the nucleus of a sodium atom at a scale of 1013 /1. A modern version of
this book, Powers of Ten (Morrison et al. (1982)) by Phillip and Phylis Morrison and the
Office of Charles & Ray Eames, ...
Founders of Modern Astronomy
... its foundation. The aim is to highlight the circumstances in which the astronomers
included in this book worked, what inspired them to pursue science, what they
thought about science and human society, what are their personal traits worth
emulating for the young aspiring scientists and what were th ...
1 Introduction - Wiley-VCH
... modern instrumentation now in our hands enables us to measure the content and
trace the distribution of the gaseous, stellar, and dust components in large samples
of galaxies. A typical example is illustrated in Figure 1.5 which shows the image
of the interacting system M51 observed at different wav ...
The fine-tuned Universe is the proposition that the conditions that allow life in the Universe can only occur when certain universal fundamental physical constants lie within a very narrow range, so that if any of several fundamental constants were only slightly different, the Universe would be unlikely to be conducive to the establishment and development of matter, astronomical structures, elemental diversity, or life as it is understood. The proposition is discussed among philosophers, scientists, theologians, and proponents and detractors of creationism.Physicist Paul Davies has asserted that ""There is now broad agreement among physicists and cosmologists that the Universe is in several respects ‘fine-tuned' for life"". However, he continues, ""the conclusion is not so much that the Universe is fine-tuned for life; rather it is fine-tuned for the building blocks and environments that life requires."" He also states that Template:"" 'anthropic' reasoning fails to distinguish between minimally biophilic universes, in which life is permitted, but only marginally possible, and optimally biophilic universes, in which life flourishes because biogenesis occurs frequently"". Among scientists who find the evidence persuasive, a variety of natural explanations have been proposed, such as the anthropic principle along with multiple universes. George F. R. Ellis states ""that no possible astronomical observations can ever see those other universes. The arguments are indirect at best. And even if the multiverse exists, it leaves the deep mysteries of nature unexplained.""