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Possible Cosmic Defect, Remnant From Big Bang, Discovered

Scientists from the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA) and the University of Cambridge may have discovered an example of a cosmic defect, a remnant from the Big Bang called a texture. If confirmed, their discovery, reported in Science, will provide dramatic new insight into how the universe evolved following the Big Bang.

Textures are defects in the structure of the vacuum left over from the hot early universe. Professor Neil Turok of Cambridge's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics first showed how textures form in the 1990s, highlighting that some would survive from the Big Bang and should be visible in today's universe. Textures can be observed by the hot and cold spots they create in the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) which fills the universe and was released in the Big Bang 14 billion years ago.

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Added: Oct-26-2007 
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  • I'm an amateur astronomer (very amateur). I still don't understand WTF the above text means ! :)

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  • Interesting

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  • if scientists dont know and make a guess its called hypothesised.. i for 1 think the vacuum of space is made up of anti-matter and that it repells all matter like oil and detergent dont mix , pushing the matter (( our universe)) in to spheres ..i think there will be unlimited spheres floating and bumping into each other ..making larger and larger spheres ..but im just hypothesising...lol

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  • great post i love this stuff

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  • Ill wait for the movie..

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  • fat belly: "if scientists dont know and make a guess its called hypothesised.. i for 1 think the vacuum of space is made up of anti-matter and that it repells all matter like oil and detergent dont mix , pushing the matter (( our universe)) in to spheres ..i think there will be unlimited spheres floating and bumping into each other ..making larger and larger spheres ..but im just hypothesising...lol "
    it's gravity that draws the matter together into spheres, not pressure from anti-ma More..

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  • Epitope: "
    fat belly: "if scientists dont know and make a guess its called hypothesised.. i for 1 think the vacuum of space is made up of anti-matter and that it repells all matter like oil and detergent dont mix , pushing the matter (( our universe)) in to spheres ..i think there will be unlimited spheres floating and bumping into each other ..making larger and larger spheres ..but im just hypothesising...lol "
    it's gravity that draws the matter together into spheres, not pressu More..
    have you tryed pushing 2 magnets together , now imagine the effect of anti matter v matter..you get the same effect as gravity ,,thats why everything is sphere shaped..if you believe gravity is strong enough to hold the moon in orbit etc..we should be crushed by the pull on us

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    • @fat belly¬†"if you believe gravity is strong enough to hold the moon in orbit etc..we should be crushed by the pull on us"

      Wrong. The moon has an immense amount of mass compared to a single human therefor gravity has an increased effect upon it.

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  • Wha?

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