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Has anyone seen the show on NGC "Jurney to the Edge of the Universe"?

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  1. Stewy31C

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    Recorded it and watching it in HD.

    Pretty cool and nice graphics.

    The end is really neat.

    I'm trying to figure something out though. The title is "Journey to the Edge of the Universe" yet they end at the milli-second before the big bang. So wouldn't that be the journey to the center of the universe? Not nit-picking or anything.

    Excellent show for anyone who digs pondering the vastness of the universe.

    Hope you enjoy.

    Part 1 of 10-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3VvFepDTq0
    Click more from chipitotle for parts 2 through 10.
     
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    Well, all that I can say is if the Government passes Obama care, the amount of money required to pay for it will pile up high enough to Journey to the Edge of the Universe. :rofl:
     

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    And yes, I have seen it. All that I can say is FANTASTIC! I bet it even better in HD!
     
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    Pondering the vastness of the universe makes my head hurt. :supergrin: I was reading about the new telescope that can see objects 5 billion light years away.:faint:
     
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    It's quite amazing.


    There's a part in the show about Voyager 1, it's the farthest man made object in space. 8 billion miles out from the Sun. Imagine what you could see if you could get a telescope out that far.:wow:


    A side note about that. Voyager 1 has a gold plaque that has basic mathematical directions to Earth and plays greetings in different languages. Steven Hawkin's thinks that was a bad idea. Never know who your inviting to the BBQ. Never really thought about that till i watched the show. Not that a super advanced civilization couldn't find Earth.
     
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    :rofl:


    I say we bring back the Atlas V, pack it full of politicians and send them on a rocket ride to their destination of choice(the Sun maybe?).
     
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    All the shows like that talk about the Universe starting with an single Atom or bit of matter exploding and starting the process. Ok,I'll buy that,but were did that single Atom or bit of matter come from? They never answer that???
     
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    I'm on my phone, so I'm not going to type out a long response, but a couple of quick things:
    In the early universe there were no atoms. Matter as we know it took quite a while to form, and before there were the regular fermions we know today--protons, neutrons, electrons, the stuff that "stuff" is made out of--the universe was full of loose quarks and gluons. Probably. That's high on the list of things to investigate at LHC.

    There is nonmathematical reason why the original bit of stuff had to come from anywhere, or even be stuff. It could have been, probably was, just energy. It's entirely possible to have stuff appear from nothing--it happens billions of times per second--as long as you have an equal amount of anti-stuff also produced. Some theorists think this kind of vacuum fluctuation was the perturbation that caused the beginning of the universe.
     
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    I hear ya.


    All one has to do is think about how our own "super advanced civilization"
    has treated those "less civilized" found by it. Yep, we'd be toast.
     
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    Hawkings does have a point, but I think that they already know that we
    are here. We are, more than likely just a study project for more advanced
    civilizations.

    We will probably do the same thing in the future if we don't blow our
    primitive arses to oblivion and learn to get along as a species.
     
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    1.)Didn't understand the whole, "you could hear the first radio waves from out here". Radio waves wouldn't travel that far. Hell, I just took a networking class devoted to propagaton of waves and I'm pretty sure there aren't any hotspots 8 billion miles out there.


    2.) Obviously I must be wrong on # 1, so how long does it takes for the signals voyager 1 sends to earth to reach us?


    3.)Ugh, and it's a vacuum in space, so through what medium would the waves travel..???
     
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    Hawkings must have said that as a little joke.

    It would be easy enough to figure out where something came from by the objects trajectory.
     
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    Well it would take light 14.6 hours to make it to were Voyager 1 was last Aug. I'll I could find was formula's.

    The rest maybe a more knowledgeable poster can answer.
     
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    Assuming that stewy's info is correct, which I have no reason to doubt.

    Light travels at 186.000 and change per second. Just do the math.
     
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    0) First understand that radio waves are nothing more than another frequency of light. One small band of frequencies is visible light, and another is radio.

    1) Radio waves are slowed while travelling in matter. Much like visible light is distorted and slowed in water and only a couple hundred feet of water is enough to completely stop visible light. In the absence of matter, they can travel for a very long time.

    2) I believe already answered.

    3) Waves in the sense of light (radio) don't need matter. Sound waves for instance, being a concussive force that is propagated by an atmosphere need matter (atmosphere) to travel. Light waves (radio) are photons, and the photons themselves have an energy that pushes them through space in a wave motion.


    Radio waves, when travelling over wire, are confined inside the wire itself like an antenna would carry radio waves captured from over the air.
     
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    No problem.


    To lazy to do the math myself. :pepper::cool:


    I'll make a guesstimate though. Let me know if I'm wrong.


    15.65 hours for a signal to reach Voyager one. :tongueout:


    Wait i mean 16 hours lol
     
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    :rofl: Just now noticed I spelled journey wrong in the title.