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An ANU scientist has produced a model for electron energies in distant gas clouds, based on measurements taken within the solar system – and along the way may have resolved a long-standing controversy in astrophyics. For many years, an inconsistency listed under “remaining to be explained” has existed in astrophysics: our …

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It seems that all the best science is done

When you're looking for something else.

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If only

We had someone this smart to sort out our banking system.

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Ru
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Re: If only

You assume finance is amenable to rational thought.

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Re: If only

What if the banking system does already have people this smart whose goal is to make money instead of "sorting it out"?

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Big Brother

Couldn't we send thos «smart» bankers

out to those remote gas clouds to investigate the distribution of electron energies at closer hand ? As a humanitarian alternative to pitchforks and tumbrils ?...

Henri

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What have these to do with each other?

* temperature [of distant gas clouds]

* element abundances [of same]

* electrons [ditto]

* entropy

How these tie in to a coherent anything is beyond me.

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What is an equilibrium?

"Nicholls now believes the dwarf galaxies may never settle into equilibrium"

I think he means that they never settle into a *zero input* equilibrium. The water height in a flowing river is at equibrium for a given input water rate, but that height will be different depending on the rate of inflow ... or indeed if there is no inflow.

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