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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.
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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 theoretical physicist Nikodem Poplawski of Poland, this concept points to the possibility that the universe where Earth is in was formed inside the Big Bang black hole.
To try to explain away this and many other astounding cosmic "coincidences" that allow life to exist in our universe, some cosmologists have tried to find naturalistic alternatives to the beginning of the universe, other than it was designed by an intelligent being--a being that atheist scientists are trying to disavow.
Wilson Observatory, where Edwin Hubble's discovery that the universe is expanding first points to the Big Bang.
But this time, remaking the universe isn't as simple as it was with galaxies.
A is the cosmological constant, p and [rho] are the pressure and density of the universe respectively, while the other quantities in (68) and (69) are as defined in the theory.
The Universe was regarded as static and never-changing, with no beginning and no end.
LEE SMOLIN became a physicist in the 1970s amid heady expectations that the field was on the verge of breakthrough insights into how the universe works.
Similarly, if you were able to step back from the universe and just listen, you would hear the collective sound of the universe, and that sound is Aura.
Caught in their daily routines, they live out their lives in a universe whose incredibly vast and complex systems are present in their consciousness only to the extent allowed by a pervasive scientism which conceives the beginning of the universe as a remote, nebulous, and indeed unascertainable affair.
Still, astronomers who study dark energy in the universe keep learning new things about it.
The last few centuries have brought with them many advancements in human understanding of the structure and motion of the universe and have brought with them a new infusion of symbols, formulas and math--not to mention jargon--to illustrate these new sciences.
For this transition season I have proposed that we give attention to the ways that the lessons raise up the theme of God singing to the universe, the universe learning that song and singing back to God.

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