Hey ATS. I was trying to wrap my mind around the reason for the Universes Rapid expansion at the beginning of the Universe known as "Inflation" and
then the slowing down of the Universes Expansion and now what some Scientists are saying is a increase in the Universe expansion once again.
I think I might have found a solution today.
I am by no means a Physicist or Astrophysicist and I have no clue on how to write a proper paper so I will just present my idea to you guys, my peers.
I know there are some bright minds on this website and thought I would share my idea and see what yall think about it.
Ok here goes.
Theory to explain the increase in the rate of expansion of the Universe
My theory is dependent on a few other theories being accurate (I will list them).
1) At the beginning of the Universe there existed a rapid increase in the rate of the expansion of the Universe (known as Inflation).
2) The rate of expansion of the Universe slowed down.
3) The rate of the expansion of the Universe is now increasing.
4) That the Universe does not create EXTRA matter and that the Universe is a closed system that has the same amount of matter now as it did when the
Big Bang first occurred. (That is not to say that the universe cannot create NEW matter just that when NEW matter is created OLD matter ceases to
5) That Gravity is the Force that Initially caused Inflation to slow down.
(I think that is what this article explains! LOL I am not sure though!)
6) That Photons exert no Gravity. (I cannot figure this one out. I have looked high and low if Photons have a mass that exerts Gravity and it seems to
still be up for debate! Photons are AFFECTED by gravity as we can see from the curvature of light in images from Hubble, but do they exert gravity on
After the Big Bang the Universe was expanding very rapidly during inflation but was slowed down by the gravity from the mass of the Universes
Particles. The Universe still had enough energy to keep expanding and prevent itself from collapsing back as it continued to expand, but at a much
slower rate than Inflation.
Ok My Theory to explain the increase for the Rate of the Expansion of the Universe is that as the Universe cooled and the particles of the Universe
began to form Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium the First Stars were formed.
Since the Universe has been around for a while there has been plenty of time for a portion of the mass of the Universe to form roughly
The Conversion of a portion of the Mass of the Universe into stars does not change the amount of Gravity that is exerted on the expansion of the
Universe since the mass of the Universe has not changed.
The Conversion of the Mass of the Stars into Photons DOES change the amount of Gravitational pull that is exerted on the expansion of the Universe
since Photons might not exert a Gravitational force!
The More Stars that are formed and convert their mass into Photons the less of an amount of Gravity there is to limit the rate of expansion of the
Well there is my Theory. What do you think? Plausible? Laughable? Not Understandable? All input is appreciated since I only seek knowledge and answers
to questions. Thanks for taking the time to read through my theory. -Josh
[edit on 21-7-2009 by TurkeyBurgers]