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Fraser
2006-Apr-11, 01:37 AM
SUMMARY: Astronomers are beginning to see a pattern in what was previously viewed as the random distribution of galaxies tossed across the universe. Emerging is an understanding that the galaxies are distributed on the surface of huge bubbles whose interiors are void or contain material yet to be discovered. These bubbles are of various sizes but, in general, there are lots of them thus a helpful mental image of the universe's organization may be something similar in appearance to soap suds. Where the edges of these bubbles meet, groups of galaxies tend to collect in bunches and this agrees with the observational evidence.

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Starblade
2006-Apr-11, 04:18 AM
SUMMARY: Astronomers are beginning to see a pattern in what was previously viewed as the random distribution of galaxies tossed across the universe. Emerging is an understanding that the galaxies are distributed on the surface of huge bubbles whose interiors are void or contain material yet to be discovered. These bubbles are of various sizes but, in general, there are lots of them thus a helpful mental image of the universe's organization may be something similar in appearance to soap suds. Where the edges of these bubbles meet, groups of galaxies tend to collect in bunches and this agrees with the observational evidence.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/leo1_040906.html)
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I've heard of a theory that somehow involves lepton and quark flavors that also involves a bubbling of some sort. Perhaps that could explain dark matter and dark energy somehow, but I forgot the theory. Perhaps someone could do me a favor and look it up?

howard2
2006-Apr-11, 11:08 AM
This concept of bubbles is good because it follows what we observe all around us on a day to day basis & is just a matter of scale. Maybe our Universe is an electromagnetic bubble and smaller bubbles are just denser regions within. This idea agrees with the unevenness that allowed for the formation of galaxies.

Jerry
2006-Apr-11, 02:18 PM
Well, at least we have an explanation for what dark energy is now...somebody pulled the plug, and all the bubbles are slowly moving toward the drain...

howard2
2006-Apr-12, 01:34 PM
Well, at least we have an explanation for what dark energy is now...somebody pulled the plug, and all the bubbles are slowly moving toward the drain...


Ah, Ha! Yes. Goodbye cruel world.

Gerald Lukaniuk
2006-Apr-12, 06:21 PM
Well, at least we have an explanation for what dark energy is now...somebody pulled the plug, and all the bubbles are slowly moving toward the drain...
Why not black holes?

Hilton Ratcliffe
2006-Apr-21, 08:09 AM
Hi Fraser,

Your readers might be interested in our paper "On the Cosmic Nuclear Cycle and the Similarity of Nuclei and Stars", accepted for publication in the Journal of Fusion Energy. In it we propose a fragmentation pattern on the scale of galaxies as a result of neutron repulsion-driven fission of neutron stars.

The preprint is arxiv.org/pdf/nucl-th/0511051

With kind regards

Hilton Ratcliffe, with Michael Mozina and Oliver Manuel.