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by ukmtk
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Questions about expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 9788

Basics

This is my relatively poor understanding of current thought. What one must remember is that science is quite exact. What generally happens is that people come up with ideas (theories) and then propose tests for those theories. Some tests prove the theories others make the theory doubtful, leading to...
by ukmtk
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: What created the Big Bang
Replies: 124
Views: 32040

Brian Greene

I suggest reading Brian Greenes: Fabric of the Cosmos or Elegant Universe. That might help a bit. The explanation of hyper inflation and the mass required for the whole universe was awesome.
by ukmtk
Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Absolute beginners
Topic: beginner going nowhere
Replies: 42
Views: 13752

You learn over the years. I would recommend buying a book about general astronomy and read that. Something about our solar system as well as the universe (galaxies). You could always get these from the library - that is what I use to do when I was at school. Also see if you can join up with a group ...
by ukmtk
Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Fireball Southern England, 2009 December 03-04 19:50 UT
Replies: 2
Views: 1655

Fireball

I think I saw a fireball this morning at approximately 04:10-15. Unfortunately I just caught the tail end of it out of the corner of my eye. There was a definite smokey like trail that quickly dispersed (similar to a jet trail). I'm based in Hulland Ward (Derbyshire). I would say the trail I observe...