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Shape of Universe Known Long Ago?

Scientists now know that the universe is not infinite and that space is curved in on itself in the shape of a dodecahedron. Interestingly enough, the ancient Greeks, including Plato, thought the universe was made up of this geometrical shape, and the artist Leonardo da Vinci, who was the recipient of much ancient knowledge, studied these shapes as well.

Astronomers think this shape is the best way to account for the newest satellite observations. A dodecahedron is shaped somewhat like a soccer ball. David Whitehouse writes in BBC News Online that, although scientists now think the universe is finite, we can never reach the edge of it, because this shape would keep pushing us back towards the center again. In fact, if we went out one side of it, we'd be pushed back into the other.

Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation is the "echo" of the Big Bang, and can tell us all about the Universe, if we know how to interpret it. NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) maps the CMB. New data from this satellite suggests that the temperature fluctuations seen across the sky are smaller than would be produced by an infinite Universe. In fact, WMAP data says our Universe is so small, we shouldn't be able to see these fluctuations at all. But we could see them if we live in finite Universe made of curved pentagons joined together into a sphere?a dodecahedron.

Michael Cremo presents facts showing that we're the remnants of a once technologically great civilization that somehow disappeared. The dodecahedron is only one more example of this. Listen to his amazing ideas on Dreamland this weekend!

Need an update on your geometry? click here for mathematical information on the dodecahedron and here for the mystical version.

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