Indeed, it also suggest to me that there is a substantial amount of
infra-galactic and intergalactic hydrogen floating about, perhaps enough to
eventually slow an accelerated Big Bang. Its the fudge factor, because it
would alter other views of how much mass the cosmos contains.
In a message dated 7/22/2001 1:33:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Nature is reporting on discoveries by the Canadian Galactic
Plane Survey and other observations by the Green Bank Radio
Telescope of finding several large-cold clouds of atomic hydrogen.
These "violate" the standard theories of how hydrogen is recycled
from hot atomic hydrogen generated by supernovas eventually
becoming cold *molecular* hydrogen that should eventually
collapse under gravity to form starburst clouds, like the Orion
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