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## Australian Study Backs Major Assumption of Cosmology94

cylonlover writes "In mankind's attempts to gain some understanding of this marvelous place in which we live, we have slowly come to accept some principles to help guide our search. One such principle is that the Universe, on a large enough scale, is homogeneous, meaning that one part looks pretty much like another. Recent studies by a group of Australian researchers have established that, on sizes greater than about 250 million light years (Mly), the Universe is indeed statistically homogeneous, thereby reinforcing this cosmological principle."
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## Australian Study Backs Major Assumption of Cosmology

• #### on smaller scales as well (Score:5, Funny)

on Monday September 17, 2012 @12:44PM (#41364027) Homepage

Once you've seen one suburban shopping mall, you've seen them all.

• #### Down under (Score:5, Funny)

on Monday September 17, 2012 @12:45PM (#41364041) Journal

So the laws of physics still hold in Australia at least.

• #### Sounds a lot like Southern California (Score:4, Funny)

on Monday September 17, 2012 @12:47PM (#41364059)

Well, except for San Bernardino.

• #### Re:Down under (Score:5, Funny)

on Monday September 17, 2012 @01:24PM (#41364459) Journal

Gravity works backwards down there too, so it pulls them up, which is down.

• #### And the universes' population: (Score:4, Funny)

on Monday September 17, 2012 @01:36PM (#41364635) Homepage

None. Although you might see people from time to time, they are most likely products of your imagination. Simple mathematics tells us that the population of the Universe must be zero. Why? Well given that the volume of the universe is infinite there must be an infinite number of worlds. But not all of them are populated; therefore only a finite number are. Any finite number divided by infinity is as close to zero as makes no odds, therefore we can round the average population of the Universe to zero, and so the total population must be zero.

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