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Re: infinite universe

Subject: Re: infinite universe
From: Ben Rudiak-Gould
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 13:44:06 +0000
Newsgroups: sci.astro, sci.physics
John Bailey wrote:
Later, I learned about the pairs-of-circles observation and its null
outcome.  In that context however, I find it hard to reconcile smooth,
isotropic, no-boundary universe with any topology that could result in
such circles.

Any sufficiently small closed topology consistent with (well-supported parts of) big bang cosmology will exhibit those circles. The argument is quite generic.

-- Ben

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