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Distant Galaxy is Too Massive for the BIG-Bang Hypothesis
Summary - (Sep 27, 2005)
The latest images released from the Hubble Space Telescope pinpoint an ENORMOUS GALAXY located almost 13 billion light-years away - at a time when the Universe was only 800 million years old. This galaxy contains 8 times the mass of stars as the Milky Way, AND REALLY SHOULDN'T EXIST ACCORDING TO CURRENT ASTRONOMICAL THEORY. This research demonstrates that mature stars and large galaxies formed much earlier than astronomers had ever expected.
Sort of an old story,I suppose
Astronomers generally believe most galaxies were built up piecewise by mergers of smaller galaxies. However, the discovery of this object suggests that at least a few galaxies formed quickly and in their entirety, long ago, as some older theories of "monolithic" galaxy formation have suggested. For such a large galaxy, this would have been a tremendously explosive event, and the energy from the quick emergence of those stars would have helped reheat the Universe very shortly after it cooled following the Big Bang. This early epoch (the first 5 percent of the Universe's age) is fertile ground awaiting investigation by the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which should have the infrared sensitivity to look all the way back to the very first stars that ignited after the Big Bang.
So we were very surprised to find several distinct
populations of stars in NGC 2808. All of the stars were born within 200 million years very
early in the life of the 12.5-billion-year-old massive cluster."
"One assumption, although we have no direct proof," said team member Ivan King of the
University of Washington in Seattle, "is that the successively bluer color of the stellar
populations indicates that the amount of helium increases with each generation of stars.
Perhaps massive star clusters like NGC 2808 hold onto enough gas to ignite a
rapid succession of stars."
The star birth would be driven by shock waves from supernovae and stellar winds from giant
stars, which compress the gas and make new stars, King explained. The gas would
be increasingly enriched in helium from previous generations of stars more massive than the Sun.
Astronomers commonly assume that globular clusters produce only one stellar generation,
because the energy radiating from the first batch of stars would clear out most of the
residual gas needed to make more stars. But a hefty cluster like NGC 2808, which
is two to three times more massive than a typical globular cluster, may have enough gravity to hang
onto that gas, which has been enriched by helium from the first stars. Of the about 150
known globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy, NGC 2808 is one of the most
massive, containing more than 1 million stars.
This research demonstrates that mature stars and large galaxies formed much earlier than astronomers had ever expected.
Originally posted by Kacen
Personally, I believe that the universe has always existed, it never began and I believe it will never end.
Originally posted by KacenJust cus the opposing side may end up wrong doesn't mean you are right (except for some situations...and these arguments aren't those situations.)
Originally posted by Toromos
It's interesting, when you read a grammatically correct and non-redacted version of this story here:
Originally posted by HooHaaTrue but one side of the argument has consequences and the other does not.
I'm not trashing your belief by any means. I'm just trying to offer some info that you may have been unaware of.