Search for the Edge of Space

Search for the Edge of Space

2022, Science  -   4 Comments
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The universe has long captivated us with its immense scales of distance and time. In recent times giant new telescopes have allowed us to cast our gaze into the deepest reaches of the known universe. Astronomers have concluded that the stars and galaxies that stretch out to the limits of our vision may represent only a small fraction of all there is.

They are pioneering bold new theories that describe a universe that extends far beyond the limits of our vision. Where does it all end where do we fit within it?

In a remote outpost in the Andes mountains astronomers are opening a whole new window onto the universe. The Rubin telescope with its giant state-of-the-art mirror will send a vast stream of data to a global network of processing centers and supercomputers. Its target are dim objects racing through our solar system, stars in distant galaxies exploding or flying into violent collisions.

These blasts of energy from distant corners of creation are messages from a universe that is evolving in ways we can scarcely comprehend. They are propelling us into a new age of advanced scientific theories about the very nature of time and space. Theories that challenge philosophical assumptions that have guided us since ancient times.

Directed by: Thomas Lucas

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4 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Attila Csanyi

    What if there was no Big Bang, but the Cosmos is infinite and eternal, as suggested by some plasma cosmologists,
    and in fact what reaches to the limits of our vision may indeed represent only a small fraction of all there is?

    1. aefad

      Lots of data and theories to disprove (which they haven't even come close to yet)

  2. Attila Csanyi

    I found in Sorrell, Wilfred H., Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 317, Issue 1-2, page 56m that
    “The plasma cosmologists argue that the Big-Bang never happened; and that the universe always existed in such a way that it is always changing and evolving without beginning or end. The plasma cosmologists base their ideas on empirical science of terrestrial laboratory plasmas. The universe is filled with plasma as a hot ionized gas shaped by electricity and magnetism as much as by Newton’s gravitation." --
    I think they are correct, and the total Cosmos is eternal and infinite.

    I think the best conclusion is that the Cosmos is eternal and infinite

    1. Woodbine

      Yes i believe the expansion of the universe is part of a larger cycle of expansion and contraction.
      It discredits documentaries when presenters discuss the big bang theory as if it were proven.
      There are too many theory-orientated documentaries about space. Fact-based ones are fewer in number..