The universe is base 10

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The site Space.com shows the above displayed amazing picture from Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2). From the site:

The blue ring was formed after the galaxy on the left passed through the galaxy on the right. Just as a pebble thrown into a pond creates an outwardly moving circular wave, or ripples, an outwardly propagating ring of higher density was generated at the point of impact of the two galaxies, astronomers explained. As this excess density collided with outer material that was moving inwards due to the gravitational pull of the two galaxies, shocks and dense gas were produced, stimulating star formation.

The galaxy pair is 400 million light years from earth in the constellation Cetus from which many galaxies can be found, the brightest of which is Messier 77, an active barred spiral galaxy with an active nucleus and lies 47 million light years away.

But what does this all really mean? Clearly, the cosmos is saying that the natural number system is base 10. All the heretical number based systems, such as hexadecimal, binary, and octal must be destroyed and their books burned. That’s really going to make coding a mess, but who are we to go against the wishes of the whole universe?

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