reply to post by jiggerj
After and during the big bang expansion, there was a great formless cloud of separate particles, spread throughout the universe - they were pretty
much all Hydrogen atoms or sub-atomic and they were moving over the Higgs field. Most particles felt resistance (more or less) to movement relative to
this field, those particles that didn't we call Photons and we call this light.
Due to the formless, foamy and random nature of the cloud, some areas of particles changed their angular velocity towards others through weak
gravitation to the largest mass differential and since their energies were diffuse enough so that they no longer pushed each other apart, they began
This clumping of mass caused the distortion of space-time that we call gravitation. The greater the mass, the more it affects the curvature of
space-time, the more curved space-time the greater the change to the angular momentum of matter.
This gravitation also gave rise to resonances which could occur between the clumps. In this way there were preferred distances of clumps between each
other, relative to their mass and motion.
Not only did these clumps get bigger, but larger clumps attracted other large clumps. This happened while all the clumps were in motion with respect
to each other. Each clump moving in different directions in 3D space. In some clumps, this constant motion caused some masses to fall, not directly
towards each other, but in spirals and orbits. Some orbits were such that they would not decay.
And still the clumps grew, sweeping up all they could reach and adding to their masses. Until the intervening spaces were largely swept clean and all
that remained were the clumps whose orbits were stable.
Some of the clumps gained enough mass that, at their cores the gravitation forced the hydrogen atoms together in fours at such pressure that they lost
a little energy and turned into two Helium atoms. This process of fusion was repeated in the more massive clumps producing heavier and heavier
elements from the Hydrogen atoms.
At some stage, in the most massive stars/clumps the radiative process caused by the fusion of these elements came to and end and suddenly all that
explosive extra energy that was holding them outwards from their cores, stopped. They began to collapse under their own phenomenal weight. Sometimes
they just collapsed into neutron stars and began the process of cooling. In others, the collapse triggered new atomic ignition which blew part of the
star's matter out into space as yet another atomic cloud, this time containing heavier elements. In some stars this process repeated over and over.
Some finished, collapsed into Black Holes, but others completely exploded into gas that would add to the cloud.
Meanwhile, the gravitation of the existing clumps continued to sweep space clean of all the new star stuff and sometimes whole new clumps came about
from the exploded star remains. And still the clumping process goes on.
Sometimes even relatively large clumps are perturbed out of place and can be re-captured in other orbits around other clumps.
And so we now see stars, planets, moons, meteors and comets in our local vicinity and we call it the Solar System. Those clumps in non-decaying orbits
are still there, the rest are mostly gone.
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