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  Stephen Hawking's Universe
From sitting at the center of the universe, we now find ourselves orbiting an average-sized sun, which is just one of millions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy.
For definitions and descriptions of the tricky terminology of the universe, this is where the strange stuff becomes a little less so.
From the ancient notion of a flat Earth to today's theories on the very shape of past and future history, ideals of the universe have evolved with the help of scientific discovery and the eternal human imagination.
www.pbs.org /wnet/hawking/html/home.html   (608 words)

  Universe - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The universe is expected to be destroyed by accident in the year 2016, when John Prescott presses a wrong button after a particularly heavy night of drinking.
His uniform is Obviously Teal, and the color scheme of the universe troop colonels is cyan, purple and orangite, a combination between orange and white.
The universe was originally a bowl of chili and mostly referred to as the Universum.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Universe   (1164 words)

  Universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the summation of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur.
Because cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use the expression our universe, referring to only that which is knowable by human beings in particular.
In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Universe   (1740 words)

 DC Universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The concept of a shared universe was originally pioneered by the DC Comics (originally known as National Periodical Publications) and in particular by writer Gardner Fox.
As a result, almost once per decade since the 1980s, the DC Universe experiences a major crisis that allows any number of changes from new versions of characters to appear to a whole reboot of the universe, restarting nominally all the characters into a new and modernized version of their lives.
The DC Universe is composed of a number of different dimensional planes, most notably parallel earths (see Multiverse), but the latter were eliminated when reality was altered by the Anti-Monitor (although stories featuring parallel earths have continued to crop up with various rationalizations in the following years).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DC_Universe   (3037 words)

 universe - HighBeam Encyclopedia
The study of the origin of the universe, or cosmos, is known as cosmogony, and that of its structure and evolution, cosmology.
The matter in the universe is subject to various forces, but the greatest force on the cosmological scale is gravitation.
One problem with estimating the size of the universe is that space itself (or more properly, space-time) may be curved, as held by the general theory of relativity.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/u/universe.asp   (748 words)

In materialist philosophical terms, the universe is the summation of all particles that exist and the space in which all events occur which has an equivalent idea amongst some theoretical scientists known as the total universe.
Due to the fact that cosmic inflation removes vast parts of the total universe from our observable horizon, most cosmologists currently accept that it is impossible to observe the whole continuum and may use our universe, referring only to that knowable by human beings in particular.
We live in the center of the universe that we observe, in apparent contradiction to the Copernican principle which says that the universe is more or less uniform and it has no distinguished center.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/u/un/universe.html   (1446 words)

 The Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The universe is everything there is that can be detected by physical effects, from the Earth beneath our feet, to the Sun in our sky, to other worlds in the farthest reaches of Space.
The major components of the universe are the galaxies, stars and stellar groupings, and nebulae (clouds of interstellar gas and dust).
The origin, evolution, and future of the universe are modelled by several cosmological theories, notably The Big Bang, according to which the universe arose from an "explosion" of space-time some 15 billion years ago.
www.kosmoi.com /Science/Astronomy/Cosmology/Universe   (1200 words)

Universe (or "world") is here taken in the astronomical sense, in its narrower or wider meanings, from our terrestrial planet to the stellar universe.
Its infancy is represented by Philolaus and Eudoxus, of the fifth and fourth century B.C. The earth is the common centre of the universe, within the celestial sphere of the fixed stars.
It was constructed by him in three forms: the universal, the vertical, and the horizontal gyroscope, so called according to their degrees of freedom.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15183a.htm   (4013 words)

 Diameter of the Known Universe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The universe that we know is made up of the solar system (sun, moon, and all of the planets), the stars, the galaxies, and the cosmos.
To see how big the universe is, take this into perspective: the diameter of the entire solar system is about 8,000 million kilometers.
That would be the radius of the universe, and twice that -- 156 billion light-years -- is the diameter.
hypertextbook.com /facts/2002/CarmenBissessar.shtml   (504 words)

 Creation of a Cosmology: Big Bang Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The observational proof that the universe was expanding, combined with the models of Friedmann and Lemaître that predicted an expanding universe unified the cosmologist and the astronomer in agreement.
Based on the assumption that the expansion of the universe was an increase in the disorder of a system, originating from a singularity of neutrons, this primordial nucleus would then explode where an increase in the entropy of the universe would be apparent.
Although all of the elements in the universe were proven not to have originated from the Primordial Fireball, the theory gained momentum until it received a worthy adversarial cosmology known as the Steady State Theory.
ssscott.tripod.com /BigBang.html   (3973 words)

 Universe - CreationWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The universe is the whole cosmic system of matter and energy of which earth is a part.
The main items of the universe are galaxies, stars and stellar groupings, and nebulae (clouds of interstellar gas and dust).
The age of the universe is also the age of the earth, because both came into existence "in the beginning" — although earth originally had no form to it (Genesis 1:2).
creationwiki.org /Universe   (820 words)

Prominent British astronomer Michael Hawkins poses a bold new theory of the missing mass of the universe while revealing the destructive rivalries and feuds that plague modern cosmology, in a book that's certain to cause a storm of controversy in the ranks of scientists and philosophers alike.
As charming as it is informed, this collection of answers about the universe presents a delightful tour of the galaxy via conversations with Kepler, Einstein, Doppler, Da Vinci, and other historical figures, as recounted by Merlin, a fictional visitor from the Andromeda Galaxy, Planet Omniscia.
The Inflationary Universe sheds light on a leading theory in humankind's continuing quest to understand the universe we live in.
www.historyoftheuniverse.com /universe_2.html   (966 words)

 Origins: Emerging Modern Universe
Today the universe is full of structure, from the giant but simple galaxy to a minuscule but complex single living cell.
Theoretical models of the Big Bang--the violent event that began the universe--describe an infant universe devoid of heavy elements such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and iron that are essential ingredients of planet Earth and life itself.
The emergence of such enormous structures from the near-featureless universe that preceded them, and the manufacture of vast amounts of heavy elements by their stars, were key steps on the road to life.
origins.jpl.nasa.gov /universe/index.html   (499 words)

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The UNIverse project is sponsored by the European Commission's Telematics for Libraries 4th Framework Programme to develop and demonstrate a large-scale, integrated solution to the delivery of advanced library services.
UNIverse is a large scale project based on the concept of a virtual union catalogue for libraries.
UNIverse is a logical successor to a number of projects, supported under earlier EC Framework projects, which looked at applying emerging technologies and protocols to overcome many of the problems users were experiencing, for example:
www.fdgroup.co.uk /research/universe   (1374 words)

 A Mechanistic Model of our Universe
The modern conventional scientific view of the universe is a sun centric point of view placing the electrons in orbitals around protons in the same way as it observes orbitals of planets around our sun.
But unlike the singular big bang that formed our universe as is commonly believed, it is proposed that our universe is formed by the residues of many micro BBs randomly created by the laws of quantum dynamics and dispersed in space and time.
This change will mean that the laws governing the universe like the speed of light will change and we will need to travel faster than light to move to a favorable place on the wave to survive if we can not adapt to the change.
www.geocities.com /andrewvecsey/universe.html   (12161 words)

 The Observable Universe
Note that according to inflationary cosmology, the entire universe is much bigger than the observable one (see Figure 02-01b, not to scale), and the confine of observable universe depends on the location.
It predicts a much smaller universe near the origin of the Big Bang such that the matter-energy within can be mixed evenly as reflected in the CMBR mapping.
Such possibility suggests that human beings are extremely unimportant in the grand scheme of the universe as port-rayed in a 1985 movie called "Insignificance" in which Einstein and Monroe explores relativity and our place in the universe.
universe-review.ca /F02-cosmicbg.htm   (4784 words)

 universe - Wiktionary
The newly-discovered galaxies are near the edge of the known universe.
The origins of the universe go back approximately 13.7 billion years to the Big Bang.
In all this universe of possibilities, there is only one feasible option.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Universe   (143 words)

 SPACE.com -- Age of Universe Revised, Again
It was based on when stars are thought to end the main sequence of their lives, a point at which they've used up the hydrogen that fuels thermonuclear fusion and therefore begin to dim.
The new estimates were made as part of a larger effort to understand how the universe is structured, and they agree with an increasingly solid case suggesting that 95 percent of the universe is controlled by so-called dark energy.
Cosmologists, who speculate about the origin and operation of the universe as a whole, know they have their work cut out for them even as their understanding grows.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/age_universe_030103.html   (430 words)

 Alternate Universe - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Janes Fighting Ships' of the StarFleets authoritative inventories for {163} navies around the universe also supports your threat assessment, and with comprehensive surveys of galactic construction, tactical doctrines and equipment modernisation programmes.
This includes but is not limited to the creation of research databases for the development and evaluation of new tactical theories and the creation of academic programs for us in the Starfleet Academy, the Starfleet War College and the Advanced Tactical Training Center.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2005 by Alternate Universe.
sfc3au.demonics.net /modules.php?name=Encyclopedia   (687 words)

 New frontiers: origins; The Endless Universe: Introduction to the Cyclic Universe By Paul J. Steinhardt
Cyclic Universe: The Big Bang was not the beginning of time because the universe undergoes endless cycles of evolution in infinite space and time.
The Cyclic Universe builds upon this model, which is based on the idea that our hot big bang universe was created from the collision of two three-dimensional worlds moving along a hidden, extra dimension.
According to the big bang, the universe was created sometime between 10 billion and 20 billion years ago from a cosmic explosion that hurled matter in all directions.
www.actionbioscience.org /newfrontiers/steinhardt.html   (1952 words)

 The Universe
Like visible light from distant stars and galaxies, cosmic background radiation allows scientists to peer into the past to the time when the universe was in its infancy.
The study analyzed a variety of different models for the universe, including finite vs. infinite, flat, negatively curved (saddle-shaped), positively curved (spherical) space and a torus (cylindric).
Weeks cautioned that his team's model of a finite, dodecahedral-shaped universe, while promising, is hardly a proven theory.
goldennumber.net /universe.htm   (435 words)

 The Electric Universe | Scripts | Filaments of the Universe
But this idea of the accelerated expansion of the Universe by accelerated expansion of space did not emerge before 1998 February, therefore it seems to be an ad hoc idea.
One origin is well known: all bodies in the Universe are hit by strong photons and particles of the cosmic rays.
Especially the clouds from which stars are born have a high surface which is hit by strong ultraviolett photons of young stars in the proximity.
www.the-electric-universe.info /Scripts/filament.html   (3467 words)

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