Journey to the Edge of the Universe

  1. Journey to the Edge of the Universe

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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   cariad
    • loved the photos...they are stupendous!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. by   Katnip
    No it's got me wondering what's beyond the edge of the known universe.

    Will we fall off? Be there monsters? Is it a circle?
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Beautiful - thanks spacenurse.

    steph
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from cyberkat
    No it's got me wondering what's beyond the edge of the known universe.
    My theory?

    1. We don't really know the edge of the Universe. What we DO know is the edge of the known Universe. So expect the "edge" to be pushed further.

    OR

    2. Edge of Universe signifies start/begining of the next Universe.




    'course it could just be flat as a pancake and I could be talking through my @$$
  7. by   Katnip
    LOL. Roy, I guess the fun is in the speculation. Who knows? It's probably bigger than we think. Or maybe not. Unfortunately we won't know in this lifetime.

    But it's fun to think about.

    ~Kat
  8. by   dianah
    Very cool!
  9. by   Jessy_RN
    Beautiful.........
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from cyberkat
    No it's got me wondering what's beyond the edge of the known universe.

    Will we fall off? Be there monsters? Is it a circle?
    I've wondered the same.

    Stephen Hawking theorized that both space and time may be a three dimensional "circle" possibly with shortcuts.
    I tried to read "A Brief History of Time" but only took one semester of physics.
  11. by   psychonurse
    Beautiful and stupendous pictures, helps me realize what God accomplished in those 7 days huh???
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from psychonurse
    Beautiful and stupendous pictures, helps me realize what God accomplished in those 7 days huh???
    YES!
    But what IS a day?

    "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." 2 Peter 3

    "For a thousand years in thy sight
    Are but as yesterday when it is past,
    And as a watch in the night" Psalm 90
  13. by   Roy Fokker
    interesting you mentioned the "how long is one day" .....

    Quote from spacenurse
    stephen hawking theorized that both space and time may be a three dimensional "circle" possibly with shortcuts.
    certain books (namely the hindu vedas) already mention that time is not linear but cyclical.

    from the hindu holy text, the bhagavad gita (chap 8, verse 17), one day of brahma (the creator) is of duration equivalent to 1000 mahayugas. his night is equally long. at the beginning of every day creation starts. at the end of the day all that was created merge in the absolute and brahma 'sleeps' as it were. 360 such days and nights make one year of brahma.


    one day of brahma = 14 manvantaras + 15 manvantara twilights
    (because there is an extra manvantara - twilight at the end of all the 14 manvantaras)
    = 14 x 71 mahayugas + 15 x 4a
    = 994 mahayugas + 60a
    = 994 mahayugas + 6 mahayugas
    = 1000 mahayugas
    = 1000 x10a = 4,320,000,000 human years.


    [where 'a' represents one yuga and is equal to 432,000 years. 4 yugas equal one maha-yuga. each manvantara is divided into 71 maha-yuga.]

    so one day of god is equal to 4.32 billion human years....
    Last edit by Roy Fokker on Dec 19, '05
  14. by   pickledpepperRN
    Whoa Roy:

    I'm not really up for the math of eternity.
    My copy of the Bhagavad-Gita is translated from the Sandscrit and "explained" by A.C Bhaktivedantanta Swami Prabhupada.
    He explains that each yuga cycle lasts a different time depending on virtue, religion, and vice. Brahma lives one hundred years equal to 311 trillion and 40 billion earth years and that from the viewpoint of eternity it is as brief as a lightening flash.

    I read the words and cannot fathom a meaning.
    Sometimes it seem I'm just on the verge of understanding, then I wake up.

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