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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.
In cosmological terms, the universe is thought to be a finite or infinite space-time continuum in which all matter and energy exist.
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   (1455 words)

 Universe - Theo
In the first half of the 20th century, the name Universe was used to mean the whole spacetime continuum in which we exist, together with all the energy and matter within it.
Using Planck units, the age of the universe is simply the inverse square of its temperature.
We live in the centre 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 centre.
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 About cd universe and related topics ...
universe.jpg, the word universe was used to mean the whole spacetime continuum in which we exist, together with all the energy and matter within it.
Attempts to understand the universe in this sense, on the largest possible scales, are made in cosmology, a science that has grown from physics and astronomy.
There is some speculation that multiple universes exist in a higher-level multiverse (also known as a megaverse,) our Universe being one of those universes (lower case).
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 Universe Summary
The case of a flat universe is special, because unless the universe is very close to being flat, its lifetime is calculated to be much shorter than the observed age of the universe.
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 only to that knowable by human beings in particular.
It has been hypothesized by some scientists that the universe may be part of a system of many other universes, known as the multiverse.
www.bookrags.com /Universe   (2604 words)

 Astronomy Information and Facts
Astrophysics: the study of the physics of the universe, including the physical properties (luminosity, density, temperature, chemical composition) of astronomical objects.
Observations of the large-scale structure of the universe, a branch known as physical cosmology, have provided a deep understanding of the formation and evolution of the cosmos.
Fundamental to the structure of the universe is the existence of dark matter and dark energy.
www.mbceo.com /science/index.php?c=Astronomy   (4642 words)

 Universe - Deistpedia, the Deist Encyclopedia
observable universe, or visible universe are often used to describe the part of the universe that we can see or otherwise observe.
Copernican principle which says that the Universe is more or less uniform and it has no distinguished centre.
Strictly speaking, we should call the stars and galaxies "views" of stars and galaxies, since it is possible that the universe is multiply-connected and sufficiently small (and of an appropriate, perhaps complex, shape) that we can see once or several times around it in various, and perhaps all, directions.
templeofreason.org /test7/Universe.htm   (1087 words)

 Re: A Challenge: The Origins and Evolution of the Universe - Astronomy.com Forums
The steady state theory was developed as a result of theoretical calculations that showed that a static universe was impossible under general relativity and observations by Edwin Hubble that the universe was expanding.
Problems with the steady-state theory began to emerge in the late 1960s, when observations apparently supported the idea that the universe was in fact changing: quasars and radio galaxies were found only at large distances (i.e., redshift, and thus, because of the finiteness of the speed of light, in the past) not in closer galaxies.
At the same time, after the unexpected observation of an accelerating universe in the late-1990s, there were efforts to develop quasi-steady state theories, in which there is not a single big bang but rather multiple big bangs over time which create matter.
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 Wiki 24:Manual of Style - Wiki 24 - A Wikia wiki
Disambiguation is the process of resolving ambiguity, the conflict that occurs when a term is closely associated with two or more different topics.
Disambiguation tags are usually necessary for people, places or things which share the same name.
All in-universe articles are to be written in the past tense, from the perspective of someone documenting the events from the far future.
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The giant star, HE0107-5240, discovered in 2002 by researchers at the University of Hamburg, is believed to be the oldest yet discovered star in the Milky Way, since unlike younger stars, it is virtually metal-free.
When astronomers speculated that certain objects previously classified as spiral nebulae were actually vast congeries of stars, this was called the "island universe theory"; but this was an obvious misnomer, since universe means everything there is. Consequently, this term fell into disuse, replaced by applying the term galaxy generically to all such bodies.
However, the nebulae were not universally accepted as distant separate galaxies until the matter was settled by Edwin Hubble in the early 1920s using a new telescope.
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 More info on - atom diagram
Since the size of the universe is unknown, the total numbers of atoms in the universe is unknown, but the number is not thought to be infinite because current theory suggests we live in a finite universe.
One thing we can say about the mass of the baryons in the universe, meaning the mass of the protons and neutrons, is that we can tell what the ratio of their density ought to be from the Big Bang model.
Therefore, examining one region of the universe and the density of atoms in that region should tell us how densely atoms are scattered throughout the entire universe, but as said previously, does not tell us how far the universe extends and how many atoms exist in total.
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It would appear to have ensured that to discourse should appear merely as a certain interjection between speaking and thinking; that it should constitute thought, clad in its signs and rendered visible by words or, conversely, that the structures of language themselves should be brought into play, producing a certain effect of meaning.
Salience is a result of a set of universal psychological principles which people use when translating their experiences into language'.
An "acceptance" of the universe on this plane may also be a roundabout way of "making peace with the faeces"'.
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 Gnosticism - Deistpedia, the Deist encyclopedia
This view of the universe would later develop into the Stoic indentification of the universe with God; this is not to imply that the Stoic saw the universe as an object of worship, but rather as an object of contemplation.
Like Platonics, Neo-Platonics and Christians, they also held the universe to be only the most immediate level of reality; unlike these groups, they did not view the universe as a cosmos, but rather as a flawed process from which the true, spiritual source of beauty is distant.
Jung understands the emergance of the Demiurge out of the original, unified monadic source of the spiritual universe by gradual stages to be analogous to (and a symbolic depiction of) the emergence of the ego from the unconscious.
templeofreason.org /test7/Gnosticism.htm   (6387 words)

 Universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In strictly physical terms, the total universe is the sum of all matter that exists and the space in which all events occur or could occur.
The part of the universe that can be seen or otherwise observed to have occurred is called the known universe, observable universe, or visible universe.
The comoving distance to the edge of the visible universe is about 46.5 billion light years in all directions from the earth; thus the visible universe may be thought of as a perfect sphere with the earth at its center and a diameter of about 93 billion light years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Universe   (1762 words)

 Universe (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Universe, depending on the context, the summation of all particles that exist and the space in which all events occur
Universe (mathematics), a class that is large enough to contain all of the sets that one may wish to use
Universe (economics), a population to be studied or measured
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Universe_(disambiguation)   (301 words)

 Dark matter Summary
If there is sufficient mass in the universe the mutual gravitational attraction of all particles will eventually slow the expansion of the universe and the universe will be fated to undergo cyclic contractions and expansions.
At present, the density of ordinary baryons and radiation in the universe is estimated to be equivalent to about one hydrogen atom per cubic meter of space.
This result suggests that either Newtonian gravity does not apply universally or that, conservatively, upwards of 50% of the mass of galaxies was contained in the relatively dark galactic halo.
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 The Actual and the Possible
Supposing there are such universes solves the problem of what makes true modal statements true, and Lewis thinks is useful for many other philosophical purposes, such as for saying that a proposition is nothing but the set of worlds at which it is true.
On their accounts, worlds turn out to be abstract Platonic entities, exactly one of which is instantiated by the universe, where “the universe” is defined to be the aggregate of all existing or occurring concrete entities, and this is the world that is absolutely actual.
If things in the universe were otherwise than they are, then different propositions would stand in these relations to things in the universe—if there were unicorns, then the proposition that there are unicorns would stand in the relation of being made true by to some things, namely the unicorns in the universe.
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 Big Bang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Volumes could be written refuting the myriad of false information and speculation that has grown up around the origin of the universe, the Big Bang, the plasma ball and the structure of the evolutionary process that created the universe we live in.
Faced with the incredible variety of things in the universe; to the uninitiated, not only is the world around us inexplicable, the atomic world is inexplicable and the universe is inexplicable.
The universe is composed solely of atomic particles and photons.
www.newphysics2000.org /bigbang.htm   (1924 words)

 RodinAerodynamics.org - Marko Rodin - Rodin Coil
The preferred frame of reference to the universe is based upon the fixed constant number 9.
We think that the universe is based on dualities because we see the effects not the cause.
Aetherons are Life Force of the universe, and are responsible for all form and movement.
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 realitylab » Diffusion
Noticeable transport occurs only if there is a gradient - for example in thermal diffusion, if the temperature is constant, heat will move as quickly in one direction as in the other, producing no net heat transport or change in temperature.
Change in entropy of the universe is equal to the sum of the change in entropy of a system and the change in entropy of the surroundings.
A system refers to the part of the universe being studied; the surroundings is everything else in the universe.
www.realitylab.at /wp/diffusion   (853 words)

 Parallel universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alternative universe (fan fiction), fiction by fan authors that deliberately alters facts of the canonical universe they're writing about.
Mirror Universe, a fictional parallel universe in which several Star Trek television episodes take place.
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parallel_universe   (180 words)

 Faith - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The LDS Church uses scriptural teachings from the Bible and the Book of Mormon to explain and exemplify the meaning of faith in the lives of mankind, who "walk by faith" during mortality as a means of testing and progression.
Joseph Smith taught some dimensions of the word "faith" that relate to power and governance in the universe.
First, it means recognizing and affirming that there is but one Creator of the universe and only to this Creator is our worship due.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Faith   (3174 words)

 Star Wars - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
This aspect was not largely expanded upon in the films, but in the Expanded Universe it is defined by prominent Jedi philosophies.
The early development of the Expanded Universe was sporadic and unrefined, particularly because there was so little official material for the creators to build on.
Some purists reject the Expanded Universe as Apocrypha, believing that only the events in the film series are part of the "real" Star Wars universe.
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In the Star Trek fictional universe, Starfleet is the military defense, research, diplomacy, and exploration force of the United Federation of Planets (UFP) with – as of the late 24th century – hundreds of starships and starbases at its disposal.
During production of early episodes of the original series, several details of the makeup of the Star Trek universe had yet to be worked out, including the operating authority for the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701).
References to UESPA in the Star Trek universe can be dated back as far as 2067, as the Friendship One probe was marked with the letters UESPA-1, implying the organization began shortly after Zefram Cochrane's first Warp flight in 2063 (Phoenix).
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 Entropy - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Nevertheless, it has been pointed out that the universe may be considered an isolated system, so that its total disorder should be constantly increasing.
It has been speculated that the universe is fated to a heat death in which all the energy ends up as a homogeneous distribution of thermal energy, so that no more work can be extracted from any source.
Furthermore, complicating factors such as the impact of gravity, energy density of the vacuum (and thus a hypothesized "antigravity"), and macroscopic quantum effects under unusual conditions cannot be reconciled with current thermodynamical models, making any predictions of large-scale thermodynamics extremely difficult.
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 Nature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Wilson of Harvard University, predict that human destruction of the biosphere could cause the extinction of one-half of all species in the next 100 years.
Although there is no universal agreement on the definition of life, scientists generally accept that the biological manifestation of life is characterized by organization, metabolism, growth, adaptation, response to stimuli and reproduction.
The mathematical expressions of the laws of physics employ a set of twenty physical constants that appear to be static across the observable universe.
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 Atom - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
Using inflation theory, the number of atoms in the observable universe can be estimated to be between 4×10
However, because of the possibly infinite nature of the universe, the total number of atoms in the entire universe may be much larger or even infinite.
This does not change the estimated number of atoms in the observable universe since that is the number of atoms within about 14 billion light years of us - which is all that we can observe since the universe is only about 14 billion years old.
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