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Oh by the way, I predicted Dark Flow

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  1. DarkHand

    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    I completely forgot about this until my brother reminded me today:

    Dark Flow is a new idea in astrophysics that theorizes about matter on the 'outside' of our universe, which is pulling on matter within our own universe. Scientists compared telescopic images of various galaxies against the Cosmic Microwave Background and noticed that huge chunks of matter are all flowing in the same direction, and there's not enough matter in the universe to explain it. The above article is dated 9-23-08, and mentions that the first actual paper on the subject will be published in the Oct. 20 2008 issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters. Read that article first, it's not long.

    Now, here's a comment I made on an article on Digg:

    The date on that comment? 6-03-08.

    The physicists are in my Digg stealing my ideas. :ph34r:
     
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  2. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

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    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    man you are the nerd ninja of outer space. invite me to your nobel award ceremony! :D
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff, but how does your idea differ from advanced dark matter theories ? Your DIGG sounds like vaguely familiar to hour 2 of any Quantum Physics symposium.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    That is the part that is hanging me up as far as this being considered news. Dark Matter has been talked about for many years now. Is it really that surprising that it moves?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    What the Dark Flow theory is talking about though isn't that dark matter is moving, but that there's potentially matter on the 'other side' of the boundary of our visible Universe that's pulling on the stuff inside.

    btw, I'm not actually trying to claim credit for the idea in a scientific sense, it's just one of those 'two people had the same idea at the same time' events, only one of them was a real scientist and one trolled forums all day at work. :D
     
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