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The Incomprehensible Beginning by cosmicbound The Incomprehensible Beginning by cosmicbound
It is thought that if one could reach the end of a universe, and break through the walls of infinity, it would be possible to reach the incomprehensible; a realm of sorts, completely detached from this very universe, as our minds would try to filter through the scope of such an incredible sight, it's possible that we would make out strange, liquescent shapes of ceaseless energy and light, an abstract painting of something almost living, yet in entire existence. Of course, it is highly unlikely that it is even possible for us to reach the end of the universe, let alone crack the yoke that keeps it contained.

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A return to an old style of mine, enjoy.
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg i commented on this back in 2008?:faint: what did you say afterwards that is hidden :lol:
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
It has been unhid!
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the universe doesn't need to be contained, it just is. we are too finite to understand the infinite
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
8-)

Too finite to understand... But of the infinite essence to apprehend?
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
we are of infinite essence, but mortal for now, as for apprehend, call the police :laughing:
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Amelie-the-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
This piece is such amazing!
I love the cosmic very much, so as the theories and hypothesis of recent cosmology.
Is the universe infinite or eternal? No one can tell.=)
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
:)

Or both?
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Amelie-the-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
Some scientists propose that there are perhaps more than one universe, if this is true, then the universe won't be infinite.

About the eternity of the cosmos...
Physicists believe that protons and electrons are the most stable things. Normally, they don't think they will decay. But if they really will decay one day, this physical universe will have an end.In some grand unified theories, physicists propose protons will decay, and various experiments and observations are carrying out in many places of the world. But, to date, all attempts to observe these events have failed....If one day "proton decay" would be observed, that means the universe will not last eternally.=P
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
Not actually quite right, of course, I think proton decay could occur considering neutrons do, it seems to be the nature of these forms of material energy, just in the case of protons and electrons they would have huge time-lengths for their decay. As to what doesn't seem quite right, the statement that proton decay would mean the universe will not last eternally, seems to be a bit of a leap of induction =p -- there is nothing to say it won't just decay into further extremely small and powerless particles, in which case everything may even become more "eternal", in the sense of nothing actually changing once reaching a certain point (perhaps everything can rest at an entropy value of 0 once reaching a certain point from which entropy no longer changes!). Similarly, I think that there could be multiple universes, all simultaneously infinite and bounded! Bounded insofar as they contain everything within themselves, and hence have no frame of reference outside of their own bounds, and also infinite, insofar as they have no fixed dimensions as such. ;)
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Amelie-the-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yes, if protons and electrons would really decay, the time-lengths would be really such long which are approaching infinity in human eyes.=P "Proton decay would mean the universe will not last eternally", yes, it is really a leap of induction, but since everything in the universe is made up of protons, neutrons and electrons these kinds of particle, once they will decay, matter will no longer exist eventually.
About the eternity of the cosmos...some cosmologists propose that the shape of the universe is closed, while others think it is open. If it is closed, sooner or later it will change from expansion to contraction, and eventually becomes a point, just like the state in the beginning. If the universe is open, it will continue to expand until infinity...some say these.=)

Multiple universes...if so, it would be interesting! Some cosmologists says there was only one universe originally, since it started expanding rapidly, phase transitions occured in its interior and many bubble-like spaces were formed, and eventually they divided into more and more "bubbles", just like cell division. I'd really like to think one "bubble" is an independent universe, yeah, and have no frame of reference outside themselves. And no fixed dimensions, you say? =P
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
While there would be no-thing as we know it, there would still be a something, namely a medium, whether one wishes to think that they could define this by particles or not -- this I define as material, something substantial, regardless of form. Of course the hypothesis of a single original point, and similar views, as well as of certain laws necessitating a rebounding universe by contraction in a limited universe (I would not say this is necessarily closed, just apparently closed due to physical limits), or an expanding universe in open universe (again supposed by laws which do not give rise to aforementioned limits), are all speculation, which extends far beyond experience. So these one can feel free to question, if one finds a more elegant explanation, or explanations, for the appearances of the universe. ;)

That original universe, or rather a medium for multiple universes could be like that universe you would call non-material, and which I called material -- i.e. everything substantial seems to have decayed into a base state, perhaps like the perspective between two lines parallel to each other on a plane, viewed in the plane -- no-thing is apparent. Still we are perfectly free to further the hypothesis of many universes without a frame of reference outside of themselves -- perhaps they could connect with other universes, but that would have to involve some sort of translation in qualities. As for no fixed dimensions, dimensions themselves could even be evolutionary, hence, although universes could have no reference outside of themselves, they nevertheless can grow in any dimension or in amount of dimensions freely -- an infinity of permutations exists, regardless.
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Amelie-the-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yeah, while there would be nothing, there would still be something...this makes me think about vacuum. Theoretically, vacuum is a space without any particles within. But we know those vacuums in real life are only partial vacuums, but not perfect vacuum. The quality of vacuum refers to how closely it approaches perfect vacuum...so, though in vacuum, there would still be something.:D

About the models of the universe, they are in fact mostly speculations...And this is cosmology, which is based on theories but made up of fancies. This is why I like it, it is still an unknow world to human science.

For multiple universes, perhaps different universes may have connections! For example, wormhole bridges, something like that. If they are traversable, matters can travel from one universe to another. But wormholes are also speculations, no observational evidences.=(

You like/are studying physics?=)
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
That's right. Actually, we could extend this concept and generalise it to say: every actual state bears an asymptotic relationship to an ideal (theoretical) state. So that the concept of a vacuum is not realised in actuality is actually just a feature of theoretical concepts in general.

Yes, an "unknown world" so to speak -- at the moment, because it is mostly made of speculations, it seems to be a practice in metaphysics -- not that metaphysics proper is just made of speculations, but rather because everything spoken of in cosmology is mostly ideal, and hence proceeds in an almost inclusively theoretical manner. Still, there are observational experiments noted to correct it, but a lot of it tries to remain consistent on the basis of what is in fact very little of the universe that we have observed. No doubt all of the imaginative scenarios may come in use when more data is obtained, to formulate a synthetic solution to the observations which appear, based upon the many diverse theories.

Yes, wormhole bridges, but this assumes that another universe has some connection by laws as we know it, as if a wormhole simply hooks into a geometrically latent universe perhaps interspliced with ours in some place. So I am unsure that would satisfy the definition of a universe as wholly different from another, for instance. Perhaps intermediate universes which gradually become favourable to transport between each, and which might therefore appear as a medium between them, could satisfy this. ;)

And indeed I like physics and related matters, really all the forms of knowledge can be interesting though.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
A very interesting image and concept . . . I have added it to my favorites among some of your others.

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Thanks Michael.
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AstroBoy1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Greetings,

You are very welcome and I thank you for sharing your superb art with the world . . .

Best regards,
Michael C. Turner
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
And I thank you again; it's no problem considering the enjoyment it brings.
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Zelenar Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful and amazing :wow:
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Thankyou verily! :D I see you like my swirly painted ones.
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeh it's a cool technique, very surreal or something like that :D
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
yeah, something like that. :D
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's the future!
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
It's the right thing to do!
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ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow what a strange conversation we had back then :giggle:
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Truly shocking! :lol:
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
My.. it looks like an intense pixel artwork more than PSP, or whatever you used for it.

Stunning, absolutely gorgeous. :)
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rjpulse Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
This piece has the most sense of movement I've seen in your work so far... I love how you blend your colors so well without forcing them... you'll have to show me how you make this stuff some day... lol... later...

Robert
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dianar87 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it :D
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IWIWU Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
you should make this into a wallpaper, it would be nice
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heeeeman Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Professional Photographer
What a wonderfully refreshing different take on a space scene. Reminds me of an oil abstract painting. But much more interesting :)
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belzabar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
fucking excellent
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super-kreidongi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
I love this one, as I have said lots of times...

(BTW, I'm Txii, the one of the eye avvie up there... I had to change my account :'( )

:+fav: one more time :)
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Lorrwein Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, my eyes!!! >.< Its too beautiful!!! :XD: I love it all :love:
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couleur Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
That is probably the membrane of the universe. Sometimes I wonder where my mind could travel deep down my thoughts about space. When I think and figure out what is space, space is just somewhere far far away. And earth is just another planet out of trillions...
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Indeed.. It is an odd feeling, the truth of our insignificance compared to the true scope of the universe.
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yulii Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
this is beautiful j4m3s love the colors
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