Covalent writes "Scientists suggest that the early universe could be better understood by considering its viscosity which, as it turns out, was similar to that of chocolate syrup. Researchers claim to be able to use this approach (along with as yet unavailable measurements) to determine precisely how inflation took place in the instants after the Big Bang.
Green cheese, the Milky Way... Now chocolate syrup. The universe is a complicated but delicious place!"
They seem to be saying that the matter in the early universe, from which everything else formed, was like chocolate syrup. Therefore we can conclude that green cheese, the Milky Way, the moon, the primordial stew, pea soup fog and anything else made of food was originally chocolate syrup. It seems to be the most fundamental part of the FSM's recipe for his creation, but to be fair he was very drunk when he concocted it.
Well, it certainly explains the large amount of dark matter in the universe: Chocolate syrup is dark.
Hmmm ... why is that one at -1, and the one over there [soylentnews.org] which basically makes the same joke (and was posted later) at +3?
Well, there are some really tasty recipes with chocolate in mexican cuisine. Just add the noodles, and presto! Tasty universe.
Astronomers need to name something bacon related if they want to get peoples saliva flowing.
Cheese and chocolate syrup? It's official:
The universe is pregnant!
Interesting! Computational simulations of fluid dynamics have been pushing towards models of turbulence. In principle, turbulent flows [wikipedia.org] arise when we have low viscosity (high Reynolds number [wikipedia.org]), which requires extremely expensive computers [wikipedia.org].
Could this be a new field in which simulations of low Reynolds numbers (which requires lower computational efforts) can still be applied?
That's how I understood the article...essentially that turbulent flow in the early universe is the cause of the heterogeneous distribution of mass in the universe today. Further, that the specific distribution of mass that we see today, along with these fluid dynamics computations, could be used to determine exactly how (and what type) of inflation took place in the early universe.
Further, that the specific distribution of mass that we see today, along with these fluid dynamics computations, could be used to determine exactly how (and what type) of inflation took place in the early universe.
Not to mention that, if the modelled chocolate syrup is one with a high enough cocoa content, one might be able to tell what happened with the elusive dark matter.
Green cheese? Was it really necessary to add that "mainstream media" style joke to the summary? That's like something an anchor would open a story with. I thought this was the anti-Slashdot. Can we please keep the science clean?
I don't disagree with you, but if you truly care how this site develops perhaps you would care to register an account? :)
This. Mod parent up!
Initiate "What is irony?" debate in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
I'll start: Steel is pretty irony.
The irony is we're debating irony in an astrophysics / cosmology article.
These are the kind of scientists that think its funny to talk about the "Metallicity" of something maybe showing neon spectrum lines and no actual metal spectrum lines at all. Given that, I don't think you'll get a straight answer for irony outta those types.
What? But Neon must be a metal, it's neither Hydrogen nor Helium!
The "scientists" started it with something as daft as saying the early universe was like chocolate syrup. Headline grabbing nonsense.
Also up-vote the guy who suggested that you get an account if you care about the quality of this site
(Different AC here)
I don't usually reply to the ACs, but it's SN now, so maybe it's time for a new paradigm.
Actually, the paradigm was already wrong on /. — you should post whenever you think your answer might benefit other readers, even if you suspect the OP might never read it.
And BTW, I also have an account on SN, but I use it only from my own computer.
"Chocolate Rain" Original Song by Tay Zondayhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTZ2xpQwpA [youtube.com]
Pinkie Pie - Chocolate Rainhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGck7U-UK2c [youtube.com]
Pinkie Pie Drinks Chocolate Rain While I Play Fitting Musichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do4-jfVMTm8 [youtube.com]
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