a reply to: emeris
I think you're on the right track, can't prove it of course, nobody can.
Think of the shape you'd get with your mushroom cloud shape, if the mushroom shape was expanding in all directions at once...it would be a torus, like
This is the shape of our Universe, i suspect.
The 'big bang' happened (and IS happening) in what we could picture as A VERY tight area at the center of the torus or donut.
The very small channels at the top and bottom of the torus, or pictured as the openings and inside of the hole of the donut, are like the poles of a
magnet..energy and in the case of our Universe, matter, is being ejected from one pole perhaps at the bottom of the hole, and gravitates towards the
oposite pole or hole at the top of the torus.
This explains a lot of problems, and answers a lot of questions.
How are galaxies and space in general expanding? And not only that, how are they expanding at a faster and faster rate of speed? Currently, the energy
for this expansion is theorised to be the mysterious and completely unknown 'dark energy'.
What if it wasn't 'dark energy'?
What if the expansion only seems like expansion, from our relative point of view?
Picture the matter and energy being spewed out of the bottom of the ring donut hole...this take the shape of your mushroom cloud shape, but happens in
all directions except back into the torus hole...the matter would spread out creating a torus shaped universe surrounding and filling the space all
around the center and poles and slow down and settle for billions of years creating galaxies, until it those galaxies reach the midway point between
the top and bottom half of the torus, where it starts to be attracted BACK into the top of the torus center, towards...the BIG BANG.
This would start to speed up the pull on matter...and would account for the mysterious acceleration of matter with no apparent source of energy to
power the speed increase...the big bang event both repels from one 'Universal pole' and then attracts and accelerates the matter back into the
opposite pole to be compressed and be recycled once again as fuel for the big bang.
The big bang may not have been a single, once off event 14 billion years ago...it might actually be a kind of Universe engine, a reaction outside of
time (time would not exist at the big bang event) happening continuously, fed by matter and energy from galaxies entering back into the narrow channel
being compressed and fed to the big bang event as fuel, to be spewed once again from the bottom in a continuous recycling of energy and matter
No proof, just my fanciful theory.
edit on 23-4-2014 by MysterX because: (no reason given)