Exploding eggs and the Galactic Web

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Exploding eggs and the Galactic Web

Post by JohnD » Wed May 11, 2022 10:41 am

The "Cosmic Web" is the term for the structure of the Universe in the highest scale we can imagine, a three dimensional network of galaxies. Lots of images online, so I won't put one up here.

A YouTube channel, the SloMo Guys, specialises in slow motion photography, and in a recent video showed eggs being exploded by having bullets shot through them. Yes, I know, weird. But what struck me was the appearance of the exploding egg white, as it had a very similar appearance. The Web is expanding, ever since the Big Bang, and held together by gravity forms into the filaments. Likewise as the egg explodes, it expands into a network of filaments. I presume that viscosity and surface tension holds it together. Could this be a useful model?

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgjyPmFKxCU


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Re: Exploding eggs and the Galactic Web

Post by Fred the Cat » Sun May 15, 2022 4:06 pm

JohnD wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:41 am The "Cosmic Web" is the term for the structure of the Universe in the highest scale we can imagine, a three dimensional network of galaxies. Lots of images online, so I won't put one up here.

A YouTube channel, the SloMo Guys, specialises in slow motion photography, and in a recent video showed eggs being exploded by having bullets shot through them. Yes, I know, weird. But what struck me was the appearance of the exploding egg white, as it had a very similar appearance. The Web is expanding, ever since the Big Bang, and held together by gravity forms into the filaments. Likewise as the egg explodes, it expands into a network of filaments. I presume that viscosity and surface tension holds it together. Could this be a useful model?

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgjyPmFKxCU


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If you put two eggs very close together, their surfaces exhibit patterns currently being explored. :thumb_up:

But I wouldn’t put all my eggs in that basket quite yet. :no:

"...That means everything — protons, electrons, even actions like cracking an egg — would be reversed. Antiprotons and positively charged electrons would make up atoms, while eggs would un-crack and make their way back inside chickens. Eventually, that universe would shrink down, presumably to a singularity, before expanding out into our own universe..."
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