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open universe

n.
A model of the universe in which there is insufficient matter, and thus insufficient gravitational force, to halt the expansion initiated by the Big Bang.

o′pen u′niverse



n.
a cosmological model in which the universe continues its observed expansion forever as a result of insufficient gravitational attraction of mass to halt the expansion.

open universe

A model of the universe in which there is not enough matter, and therefore not enough gravitational force, to stop the expansion started by the big bang. See Note at big bang.
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Built on four gameplay pillars - exploration, survival, combat and trading - gamers are free to roam within this massive open universe, which boasts an estimated 18 quintillion planets.
if k = 1, we obtain a closed universe, k = 0 corresponds a flat universe and k = -1 an open universe.
The open universe game will be released June 21 for the PS4 and PC with a price of $60, Hello Games (http://blog.
Key customers include TeliaSonera, Telenor Open Universe, M7 Group, Caiway, Eidsiva, and Jersey Telecom.
In this distinguished location, our derivations lead to an open Universe without cosmological term and as a result, no future singularity will ever appear in this local World.
But there's no denying that, for some players, the ability to do very nefarious things in that open universe has also been a draw.
Old worries, from the hypothesis of a closed universe and conservation laws, are raised for the possibility of miracles, and well-known replies are noted from the hypothesis of an open universe.
This includes his work with Jim Hartle on the no-boundary idea for the start of the universe (based in the idea of the wave function of the universe), his proposals for spacetime wormholes (which may or may not happen) and for tunnelling to give an open universe (which gives the wrong answer for the amount of mater in the universe).
With the emergence of a predictable, mechanical, universe, one that eschewed "hierarchical organization" and embraced "an open universe comprised simply of matter and motion," the colonists' approach to food began to change (p.
The sea is here" was carved on a wooden block hung on the tree, where one could sit, write a wish, thought, or an unearthly demand, and release it into the open universe by attaching it to a red balloon.
Jurgen Moltmann examines cosmic eschatological scenarios in the Christian tradition and demonstrates the richness of theological reflection when informed by the open universe model.
He needed to gratify the "passive reader of late-Victorian fiction who expects entertainment and symmetry from literature" (140), while creating a community of understanding among the sophisticated few, who like Henry James understood the basic difficulty with the representation of an open universe in a closed system of linguistic convention.

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