posted on Feb, 12 2015 @ 03:59 PM
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Develo
Have you seen this?
It may be up your alley.
Very interesting, thanks!
Though the title is a bit misleading in order to make more it sensational (usual with vulgarization papers, in the text they clearly mention it's only
the singularity that is discarded) it does seems to resolve a few theoretical issues with the currently accepted model. So this new model eliminates
the big crunch scenario, but that's not new and seems to be the conclusion of the latest observations (infinite expansion and heat death of the
Most important it eliminates the singularity which was a big black box. I'm fine with this idea since in my understanding, nothing indicates the
universe was initially contained in a small space (the singularity) which made many people think it was the result of another black hole or other
The observable universe is a sphere centered around us, it's logical given its limited age. It doesn't mean the whole universe is a finite sphere;
it's a classical mistake. So what we know is that there was a quick expansion (big bang) which this model still account for, and before that, a very
hot and dense universe.
The singularity was a theoretical projection further down the past, but it never made sense to me. For all we know the universe could be infinite. So
we would have an infinite hot and dense universe in the beginning, not a singularity.
But anyway most of this remains theoretical and we might never know, unless we find other ways to go deeper back in time than observing light and
other EM radiations.
Maybe if we discover another particle; another kind of radiation, we could go back further in time, before the current wall that blocks our view to
You were right, I love cosmology
edit on 12-2-2015 by Develo because: (no reason given)