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    What the universe is made of

    At least the answer isn't 42. Watch this 10 min animation to understand my comment.

    BBC - Earth - The physics that tells us what the Universe is made of

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    Its actually borrowed from the nothing. On one hand, its an interchangeable "matter vs energy" dichotomy. On the other, the entire mass of the universe may well be borrowed from the nothing, much like virtual particals.

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    I've never liked the idea that every time they make an unaccounted for observation they invent a new particle and assign it qualities that account for the observation.

    And the whole notion of orbiting electrons has always given me pause.

    So, I see the universe a little differently than most and have my own ideas about matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Truth is stranger than fiction - Mark Twain
    Mark Twain was stranger then William S. Burroughs.

    - Lenny Bruce

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    I think the hardest thing to consider is the word "nothing". We really do not have a way of describing the various forms of nothingness as it pertains to the universe and cosmology. Maybe there is a consensus definition that I am not aware of, its a strange concept to think about regardless.
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    I have a hunch, that the end of the universe will harbor enormous amounts of redioctive decay, which will eventually create equal amonts of matter and antimatter. It could be the the "repulsive" efect of gravity at long distances for matter, will give way to a long distance "attraction" that antmatter would posses. There could be some sort of as yet unfathomable cyclic marriage of these constantly changing partners that would ultimately give rise to an enormous final battle that would end in another Big Bang.

    Edit: My imagined "big crunch" would not happen in this manner. An intimatter universe would attract each other and not have a repulive effect at close quarters. So, why would antimater start pulling back together in a reverse of expantion? It wouldnt. Even though it has an opposite "spin" than matter, it would behave in the same way. Would matter and antimatter eventually annihilate each other and leave no trace of either?

    Hmmmm.
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    Mark Twain was stranger then William S. Burroughs.

    - Lenny Bruce
    He also liked to grope women when he was enebirated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    I have a hunch, that the end of the universe will harbor enormous amounts of redioctive decay, which will eventually create equal amonts of matter and antimatter. It could be the the "repulsive" efect of gravity at long distances for matter, will give way to a long distance "attraction" that antmatter would posses. There could be some sort of as yet unfathomable cyclic marriage of these constantly changing partners that would ultimately give rise to an enormous final battle that would end in another Big Bang.

    Edit: My imagined "big crunch" would not happen in this manner. An intimatter universe would attract each other and not have a repulive effect at close quarters. So, why would antimater start pulling back together in a reverse of expantion? It wouldnt. Even though it has an opposite "spin" than matter, it would behave in the same way. Would matter and antimatter eventually annihilate each other and leave no trace of either?

    Hmmmm.
    My thinking is the universe(s) keep recycling as in destroy create, destroy create etc. etc. I believe there is one theory that we are on our own 9th universe?
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    Molecules, atoms, Protons Neutrons and Electrons, Quarks, (what ever the quarks are made of) and so on.

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