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May
28
comment Why is absolute zero considered to be asymptotical? Wouldn't regions such as massive gaps between galaxy clusters have temperatures of absolute zero?
@TylerH, even if you rule out phenomena like the expanding gas of the Boomerang Nebula, you can't use the temperature to prove you're not in this universe. If you step through a magic portal and it's 1.5 K on the other side, maybe you're in a new universe, or maybe you're in our universe, a long time in the future where the CMB has cooled down.
May
28
comment Why is absolute zero considered to be asymptotical? Wouldn't regions such as massive gaps between galaxy clusters have temperatures of absolute zero?
"there does not exist a spot without photons". Wouldn't this require an infinite amount of photons in any finite region of space? Or am I making a mistake in assuming photons are nice classical particles?
May
5
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Jan
15
comment How can two seas not mix?
"I bet that line wouldn't be as well defined the morning after a storm." OK, but why does the line return to its well-defined state after that? I would expect that once the waters become mixed, they stay that way. But that must not be the case, as the line has apparently endured storms for millions of years. What is the mechanism behind this un-mixing?
Jan
15
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