3 theories for the shape of the universe: (a) positive curvature, (b) negative curvature, and (c) zero curvature. Observations suggest that the three spatial dimensions of our universe have a flat or nearly flat geometry. The density parameter Ω0 is the ratio of the density of the universe to the critical density. By this definition Ω0= 1 for a flat universe.
Incomprehensible as it sound, inflation poses that the universe initially expanded far faster than the speed of light and grew from a subatomic size to a golf-ball size almost instantaneously. ---------------------------- Fascinating ideas ... I wonder will the Creator confirm some of these ideas as his doing, or blow our minds even more with His explanation ...
Scripture: Week 2 The Shape of the Universe Is Love Monday, February 29, 2016 In the beginning Yahweh, the God of Israel, says, “Let us make humanity in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves” (Genesis 1:26). The use of the plural pronoun here seems to be an amazing, deep time intuition of what Read More »
The local geometry of the universe is determined by whether the density parameter Ω is greater than, less than, or equal to 1. From top to bottom: a spherical universe with Ω 1, a hyperbolic universe with Ω
Endless: This all-sky view of the entire near-infrared sky reveals the distribution of galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The image is derived from the 2MASS Extended Source Catalog, which contains more than 1.5 million galaxies, and the Point Source Catalog, which holds nearly 500 million stars within the Milky Way. The galaxies are color coded for distances obtained by various surveys. The nearest sources are blue, moderately distant sources are green, and red represents the farthest so