What are some mind-blowing ideas and facts?

1. Google's founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999-but Excite turned them down.

What should everyone know about the Universe?

I believe that everyone should know that although we may be too small in size in comparison to the Universe. A single human mind can comprehend it all.

What is the most mind-blowing space documentary you have ever seen?

Thats an easy one. Any one of the four hours of the series:

On what basis do people argue that the universe is conscious?

First I think it's important to clarify how we think about consciousness. Many people have a hard time understanding how our physical brains give rise to consciousness as we know it. I like to think about it like this:In short, consciousness is simply the interacting system of meaning created by a large

What is the most mind-blowing space documentary you have ever seen?

Thats an easy one. Any one of the four hours of the series:

On what basis do people argue that the universe is conscious?

First I think it's important to clarify how we think about consciousness. Many people have a hard time understanding how our physical brains give rise to consciousness as we know it. I like to think about it like this:In short, consciousness is simply the interacting system of meaning created by a large

In which direction of the sky is the universe's expansion pointing, seen from our vantage point?

No matter where an observer is in the observable universe, the expansion is the same in all directions. I'm not saying that we on Earth are in a special position from which the expansion is everywhere away from us. The

Do you believe in the possibility of extraterrestrial life?

Do you believe in aliens and why?I belive intelligent life exist elswere in the universe but i dont belive they are visiting the earthThere are millions of galaxies out there. with millions of solar systems each. to belive that there is no other planet among the untold billions of planets that exist that

What will happen if the universe stopped moving?

Because the universe has momentum from a collapsing path in the seventh dimension, when the seventh dimension disconnects from this universe, it would be as though everything stopped moving and things going on would

Is there a ratio between how many stars and galaxies we see in the night sky?

The ratio of naked-eye stars to galaxies, in each hemisphere, is about 1500 to one.  On a cloudless moonless night, with low light-pollution and clear horizons, you can see about 3000 stars from any particular place. There are a total of about 6000 for the whole planet. There

How is the Universe 13.4 billions years old and at the same time its approximate diameter is more than 90 billion light years?

The 90 billion lightyears number is actually 93 billion lightyears and that is the size of the observable universe and not the size of the whole universe. The observable universe is only part of the whole universe which is most likely infinitely large.Still, the question remains, how can the observable universe be so large if it only got

Can we ever see the universe beyond 13.8 billion light years from our position?

If you look at something from two positions it appears to shift by some angle depending an how far away it is and the length of your baseline. If you look from opposite sides of the Earth's orbit, that is the longest baseline we

If the universe expands from a single point from the Big Bang, why is there still not a center?

Theoretically there is no center because space is expanding from an original point, but continues to expand.In observation however, there is a center of the universe and Earth is near it.Red shift has fallen out of favor for measuring distance or age. Near-space quasars tell us they are not in deep space and their red-shift is intrinsic.Feynman - "...I

Is it possible that the probability of life spontaneously appearing is so low that Earth is the only planet in the Galaxy (or in the observable universe) in which it has happened?

Is it possible that the probability of life spontaneously appearing is so low that Earth is the only planet in the Galaxy (or in the observable universe) in which it has happened?I am not a statistician, or a mathematician. All I can do is read. However, it seems, from what I do read, that the odds of

What will earth be like in one billion years?

Bear with me here while I share my perspective...Man has a propensity for scientific advancement, engineering, war and revenge like no other life on this planet...we continue to develop weapons of incredible (and increasing) power with each advancement in understanding. With each advancment we

Where does randomness come from? If the universe was created in the big bang at a single point, wouldn't the universe be symmetrical?

The universe is symmetric, according to the Cosmological Principle, which states that the universe is homogeneous and isotropic. But this principle applies to large areas, not small areas. So, it is true that there are clusters of galaxies in some places and not in others, but if

What is the definition of intelligent life? What achievement makes the life form intelligent enough to be called intelligent?

Intelligence is a matter of degree, not kind. Elephants, crows, dogs, pigs, dolphins, great apes, and octopods have quite noticeable amounts of intelligence. Humans have most (with a nod to Douglas Adams, whose popularity woll rise high when dolphins learn

What Sci-Fi Universe is most plausible?

Alien.Man's quest to the stars is driven by the profit-motive of large resource-exploitation corporations, and the welfare of humans is a secondary (at best) consideration of the decision-making structures.

What are the most awe-inspiring space pictures, and why?

The following are some of the pictures that I remember along with other pictures in this page. I have listed them under various categories.Nebulas: Pillars of Creation:     This is one of my favorite images of all and

How is the expansion of the universe explained?

Expansion and InflationThe are two problems that are related to expansion. The current scientific view is that there was expansion at time zero (Inflation) and later expansion.The Inflation part is associated with Supernova Distance Measurements known as the Supernova Survey. This Survey measures Type 1A Supernova Explosions apparent luminosities and their redshifts.The redshift is currently associated with Doppler Effect,

If the universe is 13.7 billion years old, does that mean we are roughly 7 billion light years from the centre of the universe?

There isn't a center that we can observe, just like there is no "center" to the surface of the Earth (unless you are a New Yorker).What it means is that we are 13.7 or 13.8 billion years removed in time from the initial Big Bang. In proper distance, correcting for the cosmology and expansion, we

Could extraterrestrial life develop into a form similar to humans, or does the environment dictate the form?

Well, basically it of course depends on the environment they developed in, but if we are talking about life that is capable of the things humans can do - e.g. creating technology - there are some assumptions we can reasonally make:1.) They will probably be carbon

What would happen if a large part of the universe suddenly disappeared?

well it would kinda suck, I should think.especially if we were in the part that disappeared.In reality, the rate at which the universe is expanding would proportionately increase, due to the sudden drop in gravitational forces that held the universe at least slightly tethered to one size/position (*disclaimer: there is no such thing as absolute position, so don't quote

How do we know we are not travelling close to light speed in relative to something outside the observable universe and therefore to us, the aliens can observe but never reach us?

A simple answer to a difficult question.We are already moving very close to the speed of light relative to things very very far away.The observeable universe has a 15 billion light year radius with us at the centte.Everywhere in the universe is

Why is space so vast?

Bear with me and try to wrap your head around this! We've all heard there are more stars than grains of sand on all the beaches on all the beaches on earth. The University of Hawaii has estimated the Earth has roughly 7.5 x 10 to the 18th power grains of sand. That is

What are conditions necessary for the big rip, the Heat death/big freeze and the big crunch and bounce?

It all depends on how fast space is expanding.Rip happens when space expansion accelerates. As more and more space appears, things get pushed further faster and faster, eventually becoming stronger than the forces holding atoms together and ripping them apart.The big

What direction would I look towards in order to see a black hole in the sky?

There is no black hole that produces light visible without a telescope.Most galaxies have one at the centre, including our own. Light comes from matter falling into them.For our galaxy, look towards Saggitarius.

What if the universe shrank instead of expanding?

The universe is expanding due to the repulsion of dark energy, which constitutes about 73% in our universe. Let us imagine the universe is shrinking rather than expanding then it implies that the

Is there infinite energy in the universe?

THE MATTER IS A RATE (No matter is independent)The Motion is relative (No meaning for the absolute motion)SoLet's provide some new ideasCopernicus-Kepler Model Modification:1-The sun is on the vertical level relative to the Earth.2-All solar planets are found on the horizontal level relative to the Earth3-The Sun

Given that the speed of light is a fundamental constant, why do we not rely more on this assumption when talking about how the universe expands?

Contrary to what this question suggests, the existence of an invariant speed (aka. the vacuum speed of light) is a fundamental principle of relativity theory. Relativity theory, in turn, is the basic underlying theory behind our modern ideas of physical cosmology.

What would happen if two neutron stars collided?

Gamma Ray Bursts, the most energetic phenomena in the galaxy capable of emitting more energy than an entire galaxy, probably occur when neutron stars collide.  Neutron star inspiral and collisions are also one of the most promising sources of gravitational wave sources for detection by LIGO. 

What would happen if the universe stopped expanding but the dark energy was strong enough to stop it from contracting?

The most logical answer is that it is not expanding. That it is light ending it's productive life after traveling the 46 bly distance from those outer galaxies. As it dies it produces more and more red until it's gone... And what they call dark matter is the gravity coming from all the rest of

Is dark matter responsible for the expansion of the universe?

First we do not know that this Universe is expanding. No one has seen the boundary of the Universe or no one knows how big is this Universe. Without knowing the boundary, we can not say for sure that the Universe is expanding.

If the universe expanded from the big bang to the size of our galaxy in a micro-second, this must mean everything in creation traveled much much faster than the speed of light; how is this possible?

PS- This is written in a positivist manner and it is a challenge to current views. Cosmology is a big family. Richard Muller is the Root of That Family. Many of the also renowned cosmologists, astrophysicists were students of Dr. Muller.Dr. Muller knows (from emails, messages) that my theory has been censored. It is incumbent to

If the end of the universe is a big freeze or a big rip, will there be anything around at that time that could collapse a wave function?

There is no wavefunction of the Universe. Wavefunctions are for small things or very cold things.When the Universe is about to unravel, it will be cold enough that a Wavefunction will finally be able to describe it. At that time,

How could time not exist before the Big Bang? Time would be required to make the Big Bang occur because it implies change.

Time is the rate and duration of change; it's a metric, not an object or force of nature. Only when there are objects and forces of nature (matter, EMR, gravity, EM, weak and strong nuclear forces) can time come into play. If

Would there be any advanced alien civilization without the need of oxygen in the universe?

Chemists have come up over possible kinds of biochemistry that might work but what many people forget is that life exists in an eco system and that ecosystems must be capable if RECYCLING all the chemicals that life needs. Here on Earth was depend on the carbon cycle. Plants use the carbon inside carbon dioxide

What is the source of light coming from stars in the sky?

As light is an electromagnetic phenomena, it's source is most likely to be also electromagnetic. It is commonly assumed that light observed from stars is caused by nuclear fusion deep in the core. This is contradicted by close observation of sun spots from our closest

If the universe were not expanding, would the night sky be more gray instead of black?

Assuming all galaxies to be at current positions but not moving away from one another, the lack of a cosmological red shift would increase the brightness of the night sky a little.  If the expansion had stopped billions of years ago, galaxies would be closer together, and the night sky would be even a bit brighter.That's basically

Could Olbers' paradox be explained by black holes?

Any single sight line must end someplace; adding black holes to the mix means that each sight line ends on a black hole /or/ a star. since we see far more emptyness than stars, that implies that black holes are drastically more common than stars, which doesn't make a lot of sense.the black hole would block all

Will the universe ever expand to a point where Time stops working?

The universe itself is made of a fabric of spacetime.If there is space, there is time.