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expanding universe

noun, Astronomy
1.
a concept or representation of the universe, based on the observed redshifts of distant galaxies, in which the galaxies are assumed to be receding from each other at a speed proportional to their separation as a result of the expansion of the universe.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • One thing that astonishes me on an almost daily basis is the expanding universe of applications available in the cloud.
  • If one starts with gravity and an expanding universe, you eventually end up with stars, planets and galaxies.
  • The ever expanding universe reminds me of the insignificance of all the problems of the world.
  • They say an infinitely expanding universe cannot be so because the laws of physics do not work in an infinite cosmos.
  • It may have started when he was nine and first read about the expanding universe.
  • It seems that a consensus exists about an ever expanding universe.
  • In a continuously expanding universe, its temperature would eventually reach absolute zero.
  • The deviation in distance of luminosity vs redshift is exactly what you should expect from an expanding universe.
  • For example, the expanding universe is not really expanding.
  • The scientist bigwigs are claiming the big bang and accelerating expanding universe and dark energy as factual rather then theory.

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