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Fraser
2010-Sep-15, 08:40 PM
In order for astronomers to explore the outer reaches of our universe, they rely upon the assumption that the physical constants we observe in the lab on Earth are physically constant everywhere in the universe. This assumption seems to hold up extremely well. If the universe’s constants were grossly different, stars would fail to shine [...]

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Jerry
2010-Sep-16, 04:10 AM
Well that's a proton of a different color.

Without any hard thought it would seem more likely that unanticipated meta stabilities in ionized gases bump the peak about a bit than that orbitals pick and chose what galaxies they show themselves in.