Looking for stories/novelllas/novels about civilizations which have survived the "Big Bounce" and persisted into the next universe. Is there any such thing?
I'm looking for a short book or series of books for my 7.5 year old son describing the history of the search to explain planetary motion. [more inside]
Help me play Cosmology of Kyoto (I have a DOS disk image of the CD) on my Mac using VirtualBox. [more inside]
If I've gotten the right impression, much of our currently visible universe will eventually be expanded away from us, never to be seen again. Do we already know how much and what parts of our present neighborhood we'll be left huddling with?
If the expanse of the universe is infinite, does it necessarily follow that the number of stars and planets is also infinite?
What will the fate of Jupiter and its moons be during and after our sun becomes a red giant? (or, please forward me to reliable sources with information beyond a first-order Google search) [more inside]
If the 2d universe is holographic, does the surface descriptor end at the "middle" of the universe? [more inside]
Cosmology / Physics question: Explain the "Horizon Problem" to me, in regards to measurements of Cosmic Mircowave Background Radiation - why would physicists regard different temperatures in differnet directions as their null hypothesis? [more inside]
What is the universe expanding into? [more inside]
Is that red shift in your pocket... [more inside]
Can the Universe hold all of mathematics? [more inside]
Does expansion of the universe decelerate orbits of planets and/or rotation of galaxies? [more inside]
Attention music lovers: I’m looking for music to accompany a gorgeous planetarium show about philosophy, cosmology, perception and the known universe. [more inside]
Is it possible to be bad at math and understand the structure of the universe? [more inside]
Where did the universe come from in the first place? [more inside]
What are some topics in astronomy or cosmology that you find fascinating and mind blowing? [more inside]
How is the universe 156 billion light years across if it is only 13.7 billion years old?
Is there an existing philosophical or cosmological model that regards the universe as a living thing with the observed patterns and "laws" of the universe being a reflection of an inherent model analogous to the genetic models of living things as we know them? My own uneducated philosophical meanderings have led me to this idea and I am wondering about developed theories or philosophies that follow similar lines. [more inside]
If wanted to arrive at the point in space where the big bang occurred, in which direction should I start traveling?
Are there any great lecturers/public speakers in the realms of cosmology, astronomy and physics? [more inside]
"A human is halfway in size between an atom and the known universe"... This is a paraphrased quote I have come across several times. I like it. Who said it first? How true is it in the most literal sense? And, finally, what errors arrive in postulating a universe, or an atom, which can be measured AT ALL from our singular, relativistic, perspective? [more inside]
Can you help a reasonably smart layperson (who is not very good at math) understand how the word "information" is used in physics? [more inside]
I am looking for sources that give the weight of the earth, volume of all the oceans, total acreage on the planet, total current population and guestimated total weight of said population. [more inside]
Is it cosmic coincidence that the moon spins once on its axis in exactly the same time it takes to orbit the earth (hence the dark side we never see from earth) or is there some reason why this should be more likely?
Can anyone recommend any good recent articles or papers on whether the universe is infinite or finite? I've heard that scientists suspect that the universe is flat, which lends credence to the infinite-universe hypothesis. I've decided I don't know enough about this. Nothing too technical, please, though I'd prefer something more complex than an article from a newspaper science section.