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How Much Does the Universe Weigh?

How much does the universe weigh? As it turns out, this question does not have an easy answer.
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Two different approaches to weighing the cosmos are producing different results, and the standard model of cosmology might need a rewrite.

Scientists have been probing the cosmos searching for a quantifiable answer to the question: How heavy is the universe? However, the results they’ve come back with are inconsistent depending on how they measure it, and it’s causing a bit of tension.

Find out more about the two different ways of measuring sigma-eight and what these discrepancies could mean for the future of cosmology and our understanding of the universe in this Elements.

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    "Heavy" is asking how much force is exerted by a gravitational field, 1kg is 2.2 lbs on Earth, but considerably less than that on the Moon. Asking "How heavy is the universe?" is a question that doesn't even make sense. Asking "How massive is the universe?" is at least answerable in principal

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    How is answering this dumb question going to help us advance in any way?

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    Prompter alert!!!

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    Chris Rambarran

    Yea..no. lots of stuff science can teach you. I don't think this is one of them by a long shot.

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    The amount of time consumption used to produce an arbitrary number, smh 🤦‍♂️

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    Stop "fat shaming" the universe

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    🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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    “How heavy is the universe”
    Like, who tf cares. I don’t need to know the damn weight of the universe.
    I’m sorry. But also I’m not.

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    0:46 something tells me it’s a lot more. I’m just guessing.

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    KAĞAN NASUHBEYOĞLU

    👍

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    I hate the fact that the comment section if mostly filled with 12 year olds thinking they're funny making corny ass 'yo mama jokes'

    Like where are the people who are actually interested in the subject like I am?

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    "To make it easier to understand just how much the universe weighs we're going to compare it to piles of elephants."

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    Tip: pull the camera back & use a host without thick black-framed reflecting eyeglasses to make reading a teleprompter less obvious

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    The answer is 1. No matter how you look at it, you always have a distance between 0 & 1.

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    problem solver3

    Negative i

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    If a bunch of people go on a diet does the universe weigh less ????

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    Do most physicists believe in the Big Bang idea that virtually all matter in the universe collapsed into itself in a relatively small sphere of mass a fraction of a second before exploding in all directions which is still expanding in all directions today? Thx

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    Not as heavy as Lizzo.

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    Isn't it obvious?

    The answer is 42…

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    Michelle Peacock

    It’s weighs all the pounds.

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    Does this kind of chaos prove we are not in a simulation? or that we are?

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    How heavy is the universe?
    Answer.. Everything + nothing!!!

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    I think the title should be refrased to "How much does everything within the universe weigh?" My reason, the universe isn't made of matter, but the celestial objects within the universe, do.

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    Schpankme Verimuch

    WHO INVENTED THE SPACE ENTERPRISE?
    It was the Roman Judaeo-Freemasonry Vatican (Jesuits) who published Heliocentricism (a corporation that has fooled billions of people) as the next centuries ticked by these science fiction stories began entering the major Universities (all faith based); from this point on the people were taught to replace Faith (pretend) with Theory (pretend).

    1543 – Jesuits invent Theory Heliocentricism
    1582 – Jesuits invent Heliocentric calendar (Pope Gregorian calendar)
    1651 – Jesuits invent Moon features (Selenography)
    1658 – Jesuits invent Theory of Germ disease (see Virus)
    1763 – Jesuits invent Theory Atomic Energy
    1809 – Jesuits invent Theory Transmutation of Species (see Theory of Evolution)
    1923 – Jesuits invent Theory Missing Link (bones lost molds prove find)
    1931 – Jesuits invent Theory Big Bang (another ejaculation into the virgin source)

    Lets recap – Roman Judaeo-Freemasonry sell two (2) products:
    1. HEAVEN, Faith (pretend)
    2. SPACE, Theory (pretend)

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    How do you fix the particular value since you're not sure about it's content? Seems this video doesn't make sense. But nice try

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    Rabbi Shekelstein

    I looked it up, Mr Universe weighs 225lbs.

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    How can you weigh the universe if you don't know exactly how many stars, asteroids, planets, comets and other matter such as dust and gasses there are. You need to know the mass of each combine it and and that gives you the weight. But we don't know truly how big it is. So no answer is accurate regardless of any way of approaching this.

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    0:46 and that number still doesn't come close to yo mama 😉

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    The ELEMENTS in six dimensions, arranged by volume periods of nuclide mass averages

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    Patrick Milewski

    Hey, you! How much does the universe weigh?

    Me: yes.

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    Greenback Boogie

    Looks like we are just someone's car battery.

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    Huh, so the Universe is just 100 googolgrams. That feels very light.

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    I love the amount of Lego he has in his room. Could use more though.

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