Maxtrt t1_ja60wue wrote

They wrote an article over 100 acres! Seriously? That's 0.156 square miles. They cut down that much each year just for good forestry management and firebreaks. A Forest fire like we get every would burn that much up in an hour or less. Even after they cut down the trees they plant more than they cut.


Maxtrt t1_j87mozc wrote

Boyle's law, The air will automatically expand into the pipe because gasses always expand from a higher concentration to a lower one. Since the tube is open on at least one end it will always have air circulating through it and since it's open on both ends it will constantly be refreshed so there is no chance of using up all the air in the confined space.


Maxtrt t1_j4dvgdj wrote

My hypothesis is that the universe is actually a series of spacetime bubbles that are created by gravity. When black holes start eating enough matter they become super dense and with every atom they become more dense until they start to eat entire galactic superclusters and eventually they merge with other black holes until the effect of gravity becomes so strong that it literally rips a hole in space-time. When this happens it becomes a new Big-Bang. I think of this multiverse as being like the structures of a sponge. Each new Big-Bang creates a new bubble in space-time that is interconnected with the universe that caused this new Big-Bang. This would explain the rapid expansion of the universe from a single point. Eventually in a future so far that we can only express using very large exponents, all the matter in our universe will merge due to gravity and eventually the process will repeat itself and as our universe dies a new one will be born.

We are still left with question of where did all the matter/energy come from to start the whole process. The complete vastness of our still growing universe is so large that it can't really be understood in anything but mathematical terms that lose all meaning to humans.