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Re: What if new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #5532682 - 11/21/12 05:20 PM

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Well, in fact the equilibrium inside stars (attractive gravity and central high pressure~temperature) means that energy has some "weight"





My point was, all other things being equal, that fusion wouldn't require stars. In fact tiny grains would fuse..and fuse..and fuse again until you had lead.

You wouldn't need stars for this and all that lead would collapse down under its own weight since there would be no 'energy' pushing back.

A star is in equilibrium when the energy released during the fusion process exactly pushes back against the gravitational collapse.

When a star uses up all available fusion fuel then, depending on the mass of the star, it'll collapse down to a black hole or trigger a last hurrah known as a supernova which is the Universes way of puking out all the heavy elements.

Pesse (Sort of like a used up college student after an all weekend beer-bender) Mist


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Re: What if new [Re: Pess]
      #5533115 - 11/21/12 11:11 PM

Could this universe originate with a "Big Ooze"?

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Re: What if m=ec^2? new [Re: Man in a Tub]
      #5533178 - 11/22/12 12:04 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

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Rearranging to e=m/c^2

"The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." — Lewis Carroll





I think the dinner table would still be graced with Tang and Twinkies...


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Re: What if new [Re: Jarad]
      #5533489 - 11/22/12 07:55 AM

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The good news is it would take less gas to go fast than to go slow.

Does that mean that NASCAR in that universe would be a contest to see who can go the slowest around the track?

Jarad




If they put restrictor plates on the universe, I'm leaving. But you know how scientists are, all they want to see is bunching and crashing at horizons...

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Re: What if new [Re: deSitter]
      #5540340 - 11/26/12 01:45 PM

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The good news is it would take less gas to go fast than to go slow.

Does that mean that NASCAR in that universe would be a contest to see who can go the slowest around the track?

Jarad




If they put restrictor plates on the universe, I'm leaving. But you know how scientists are, all they want to see is bunching and crashing at horizons...

-drl




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Re: What if new [Re: Pess]
      #5540355 - 11/26/12 01:54 PM

wouldn't one's digestive system run slower in such a universe---giving more time to read War and Peace in the bathroom?

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Re: What if new [Re: scopethis]
      #5540363 - 11/26/12 01:59 PM

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wouldn't one's digestive system run slower in such a universe---giving more time to read War and Peace in the bathroom?





You'd probably have fusion going on all the way down as food was mushed together in the tract.

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Re: What if new [Re: Pess]
      #5540380 - 11/26/12 02:10 PM

wow..that's gonna be one big Mt. St. Helen's moment of relief.

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Re: What if [Re: scopethis]
      #5546824 - 11/30/12 09:00 AM

I knew this would be a hard question to answer!

/Ira


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