By Eric Schulman
For a scientist at the least, this is often rather a humorous e-book. either an homage and a parody of Hawking and the high-brow notion technology books for non-scientists. I laughed out loud.
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IF YOU'RE LUCKY, YOU'LL WIND UP BEING A NEUTRON STAR, BUT KNOWING YOUR TYPE YOU'LL PROBABLY END UP AS A BLACK HOLE AND TURN INTO A SINGULARITY OF INFINITE DENSITY AND ZERO VOLUME. YOU RECRUITS ACT LIKE YOU'RE ALMOST DENSE ENOUGH ALREADY. YOU COULD HAVE CHOSEN TO BE A LOWER-MASS STAR, YOU KNOW. THEN YOUR HYDROGEN WOULD HAVE LASTED BILLIONS OR TRILLIONS OF YEARS. YOU'D STILL HAVE GONE THROUGH A GIANT PHASE, BUT AFTER FUSING HELIUM TO CARBON YOU'D HAVE SETTLED DOWN AND SLOWLY COOLED OFF AS A WHITE DWARF.
Diameter of 100,000 light-years (a little less than a billion billion miles). It is the second large galaxy to form in the Local Group in the past 100 million years. Whether life will develop within either of these galaxies is still an open question. “The first stars formed just after the pregalactic cloud began to collapse, and many of them reside in one of the hundreds of globular clusters in the new galaxy,” one observer reported. Globular clusters contain hundreds of thousands of stars and orbit the new galaxy along elliptical paths.
16 Colonial Organism Disorder The essential feature of this disorder is the existence of only one distinct state of being within a group of identical cellular organisms. A state of being is defined here as an enduring pattern of existence wherein the individual cells combine to participate in food consumption or production, reproduction, and locomotion as a single entity. In classic cases, the collection of cells is 48 permanently associated as a colonial organism; in other cases, transient collections of cells can form a temporary aggregation.
A Briefer History of Time: From the Big Bang to the Big Mac by Eric Schulman