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News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« on: September 24, 2008, 07:56:20 PM »
Apparently another cosmic question has been raised!! Scientists discovered a "dark flow" that seems to be pulling clusters of matter at high speeds an in the same direction with no explanation why.  They concluded that the gravitational force must be coming from an area of the universe that is beyond the scope of our telescopes, what they call the "observable universe."  Apparently the dark flow is different from the outward expansion of the universe (Big Bang) and since its in an area we can't see or study, the space-time continuum could be very different.  No theories yet about what's causing it, but there's some interesting comments by users at the end of the article.

http://news.aol.com/article/mysterious-dark-flow-found-in-space/186766

I posted the URL for anyone that wants to read it.  Let me know what you guys think!! 

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Re: News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 06:52:29 AM »
Baffling. Reads like a sci fi disaster instead of a real thing. How can space time be warped? Does that make star Trek style warp drives more or less possible (I would have thought them impossible but who knows)?


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Re: News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 10:49:42 AM »
Really fascinating stuff!
Even if it is ridiculously abstract :D

Good post!
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Re: News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 02:34:23 PM »
I've been eagerly awaiting the argument that this "dark flow" outside the observable universe proves the existence of God.
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Re: News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 03:20:00 PM »
I've been eagerly awaiting the argument that this "dark flow" outside the observable universe proves the existence of God.
Well of course God is doing it, and He will continue to do it until we discover that something else is doing it.

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Re: News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008, 07:35:49 PM »
I had a dark flow like an hour ago.
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Re: News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008, 07:55:05 PM »
I had a dark flow like an hour ago.

Haha!
I read that and thought of menstruation ::)
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Re: News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008, 08:21:19 PM »
I was thinking of Guinness. Go figure.  :)

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Re: News article on AOL - Dark Flow
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2008, 12:58:08 AM »
I was thinking of Guinness. Go figure.  :)

Now that's my kind of dark flow!!