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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted September 03, 2009 19:24      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Researchers at the U of Western Ontario say their detailed mapping of the Andromeda galaxy proves it has consumed smaller galaxies. In fact, stars from a neighboring galaxy are right this very cosmic second streaming toward Andromeda.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8234898.stm

This makes plenty of intuitive sense to me. It seems like many physical phenomena, like the forces of attraction, are represented at many scales, from sub-atomic to cosmic. Like droplets of oil coming together in a body of water, for an overly simplistic example. It makes me wonder yet again whether the Big Bang was the first, or just part of a repeating cycle. Coalesce, explode, expand, coalesce, repeat.

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Icon 1 posted September 04, 2009 02:43      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Ugh, MightyClub, is that going to get the Reincarnationists going.

____ Now what era Earth are you from? I remember the stars differently.

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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted September 04, 2009 19:42      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wonder how long such a system could be sustained, though? Surely some energy must be lost each time the universe explodes. If not, maybe there's hope for a perpetual motion machine after all.

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Icon 1 posted September 08, 2009 17:59      Profile for Mr. Geek 2U     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
I wonder how long such a system could be sustained, though? Surely some energy must be lost each time the universe explodes. If not, maybe there's hope for a perpetual motion machine after all.

Energy in the universe is static, Mr. Ugh! You don't have to be an Einstein to know that! No offence.

As for a perpetual motion machine, friction, resistance and induction kinda gum up the works.

However, I do believe I have witnessed the closest thing to a perpetual motion machine, and that is my dog's wagging tail!

Have a great day!

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