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Test of Key Theory of The Big Bang Fails

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posted on Sep, 1 2006 @ 04:24 PM
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The apparent absence of shadows where shadows were expected to be is raising new questions about the faint glow of microwave radiation once hailed as proof that the universe was created by a "Big Bang."

In a finding sure to cause controversy, scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) found a lack of evidence of shadows from "nearby" clusters of galaxies using new, highly accurate measurements of the cosmic microwave background.

"These shadows are a well-known thing that has been predicted for years," said Lieu. "This is the only direct method of determining the distance to the origin of the cosmic microwave background. Up to now, all the evidence that it originated from as far back in time as the Big Bang fireball has been circumstantial.

Other groups have previously reported seeing this type of shadows in the microwave background. Those studies, however, did not use data from WMAP, which was designed and built specifically to study the cosmic microwave background.

If the standard Big Bang theory of the universe is accurate and the background microwave radiation came to Earth from the furthest edges of the universe, then massive X-ray emitting clusters of galaxies nearest our own Milky Way galaxy should all cast shadows on the microwave background.


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PhysOrg


This is very intriguing.
It may mean the Big Bang Theory is wrong.
Honestly if it happens, it won't bother me, as I don't believe in the
Big Bang Theory.


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posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 05:57 PM
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I never understood how scientists could buy into the big bang theory. For instance, how can one atom or particle come from nothing and produce everything, energy included? Its too much like Creationism.



posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei


The apparent absence of shadows where shadows were expected to be is raising new questions about the faint glow of microwave radiation once hailed as proof that the universe was created by a "Big Bang."

In a finding sure to cause controversy, scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) found a lack of evidence of shadows from "nearby" clusters of galaxies using new, highly accurate measurements of the cosmic microwave background.

"These shadows are a well-known thing that has been predicted for years," said Lieu. "This is the only direct method of determining the distance to the origin of the cosmic microwave background. Up to now, all the evidence that it originated from as far back in time as the Big Bang fireball has been circumstantial.

Other groups have previously reported seeing this type of shadows in the microwave background. Those studies, however, did not use data from WMAP, which was designed and built specifically to study the cosmic microwave background.

If the standard Big Bang theory of the universe is accurate and the background microwave radiation came to Earth from the furthest edges of the universe, then massive X-ray emitting clusters of galaxies nearest our own Milky Way galaxy should all cast shadows on the microwave background.


SOURCE:
PhysOrg


This is very intriguing.
It may mean the Big Bang Theory is wrong.
Honestly if it happens, it won't bother me, as I don't believe in the
Big Bang Theory.


Comments, Opinions?


Well, some scientists have found shadows in the cosmic background radiation; this new experiment tells us that all previous results were wrong, something that is very hard to believe. Maybe there is another thing in effect here (perhaps the shadows are filled by another source). Nevertheless, the article says that they have found some shadows, though not as big as they expected.

The big bang theory is not supported only by cosmic background radation, but also from the doppler shift effect. Therefore, it is not going away anytime soon.



 
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