Midnight In The Desert — big bang

What if the universe had no beginning?

Posted by K R on

What if the universe had no beginning?

Are you seeing the stories this week suggesting that the Big Bang didn’t happen? According to astrophysicist Brian Koberlein – a great science communicator at Rochester Institute of Technology with a popular page on G+ – that’s not quite what the new research (published in early February 2015 Physics Letters B, has suggested. The new study isn’t suggesting there was no Big Bang, Koberlein says. It’s suggesting that the Big Bang did not start with a singularity – a point in space-time when matter is infinitely dense, as at the center of a black hole. How can this be? Koberlein...

Read more →

The Top 10 Space and Physics Stories of 2014

Posted by K R on

The Top 10 Space and Physics Stories of 2014

From humanity’s first, flawed foray to the surface of a comet to the celebrated discovery of (and less celebrated skepticism about) primordial gravitational waves, 2014 has brought some historic successes and failures in space science and physics. Here are my selections for the top ten stories from this year, with a look forward at what might happen next. 1. Philae lands on a comet The biggest story beyond Earth’s atmosphere was unquestionably the spectacular November climax to the European Space Agency’s decade-long Rosetta mission, when the Philae lander touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Alas, Philae didn’t stick its landing —...

Read more →

"The Universe is Not Expanding" --A Radical Alternative to Big Bang Cosmology

Posted by K R on

"The Universe is Not Expanding" --A Radical Alternative to Big Bang Cosmology

The most widely accepted theory of the universe is based on the notion that the world started with a big bang, and has been expanding ever since. But, in a radical counter view, the Universe in not expanding according to a Christof Wetterich, a theoretical physicist at the University of Heidelberg in Germany who has devised a different cosmology in which the Universe is not expanding but posits that the mass of everything has been increasing. His theory could help physicists to understand problematic issues such as the so-called singularity present at the Big Bang. In his 2013 paper: A...

Read more →

Big Bang Boom: Pop Went the Universe?

Posted by K R on

Big Bang Boom: Pop Went the Universe?

The Big Bang theory has been a hotbed of controversy for many years between evolutionist and creationist. While it not argued that the universe is complex in its design, what is argued is how it came into being. It is a well-known fact that someone or some force created the universe. Some form of super intelligence set the planets in their circular motion perfectly orbiting the sun, holding them there in their place so that they don’t cascade out of their orbit or hurl themselves into the sun and burn up. Some force keeps people from flying off planet earth...

Read more →

Big Bangs Smoking Gun Found

Posted by K R on

Big Bangs Smoking Gun Found

For the first time, scientists have found direct evidence of the expansion of the universe, a previously theoretical event that took place a fraction of a second after the Big Bang explosion nearly 14 billion years ago. The clue is encoded in the primordial cosmic microwave background radiation that continues to spread through space to this day. Scientists found and measured a key polarization, or orientation, of the microwaves caused by gravitational waves, which are miniature ripples in the fabric of space. Gravitational waves, proposed by Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity nearly 100 years ago but never before proven,...

Read more →