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A group of securities, assets or anything else with similar characteristics. One may consider, for example, a universe of stocks in the same industry. Universes are useful when comparing one data point to others in order to maintain control over systematic factors.


In the world of investments, the word universe refers to a specific group or category of investments that share certain characteristics.

A universe might be the stocks that are included in a particular index, the stocks evaluated by a particular analytical service, or all the stocks in a particular industry.

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For the expanding universe classes that we considered, there was no solution such that the simulated galactic density curve matched the galactic density curve of the survey.
1) contains a time dependent expanding universe solution.
And let's not forget that we live in an expanding universe - which by now has been expanding for an awfully long time.
Friedmann had developed the theoretical had developed the theoretical concept of an expanding universe (see 1917), and in 1927 the Belgian astrophysicist Georges-Henri Lemaitre (1894-1966) drew what seemed a natural conclusion.
From this relationship, the equation of the propagation of light in an expanding Universe is derived.
So they are headed for a collision even as both galaxies continue to be carried along on the flow of the expanding universe.
Einstein then removed his cosmological constant describing his failure to predict an expanding universe in theory before it was proven by observation, as his biggest blunder.
You can even find the same tried-and-true analogies: space-time is like a heavy ball on an elastic blanket, and galaxies spread apart in the expanding universe like spots on an inflating balloon.
I believe that the current theory of an expanding universe is also incorrect, that the red shift of galaxies are a reflection of our Galaxy's decelerating motion as it travels through space, and that the red shift of quasars are a reflection of the six-day expansion.
And as his work enlarges its field of reference, its zigzagging logic forges an expanding universe of unexpected connections.
Situated in the mountains above Pasadena, the Mount Wilson Observatory houses the famed 100-inch Hooker Telescope, which Edwin Hubble used to discover the expanding universe.
With Hubble, then, the expanding Universe ceased being a matter of theory and became an observed fact.