Okay. First of all I would like to thank those who visited my thread about the possibilty that the Universe's mass could be conserved under the form
of angular momentum energy.
But now that I think of it, we may not have to search for missing mass... I know what I'm going to say will sound incredible to my fellow physicist
friends, but here it is: I think we might be searching for something which is not called for.
The reason why we think there is 90% (or 83%, according to some) of the Universe's mass missing, is because we saw something very important.
As you know, the Fizeau effect is as follow: When something rushes away from us, it redshifts, meaning that we perceive its outgoing photon's
wavelenght as being stretched due to the speed of the rushing away. When something rushes toward us, we perceive its outgoing wavelenghts as
shortened, or "blueshifted".
When we took a look at other galaxies, we saw they were all redshifted. So now we strongly believe they are all rushing away from us due to spacetime
expansion. But that's not all. As we observed a "mean", general redshift of a whole galaxy, we also observed a slight exaggeration of redshift on the
stars of one side of the observed galaxy, and slight under-redshift on the stars of the opposing side (see diagram 1: )
We interpreted this additional redshift as an evidence that these stars were rushing even faster from us, and had a superior orbital speed than
It made sense: as the whole galaxy would travel, this extra orbital speed from its stars would show as a super-redshift (due to negative speed
cumulation, see orange arrows in d. 2) on one side and a under-redshift on the other side (due to slight speed cancellation, see blue arrows in d. 2)
of the rushing-away galaxy.
One little problem with that interpretation, this extra orbital speed doesn't match the calculated mass of the observed galaxy. These stars on the
edge of the galaxy were so super-redshifted, it was assumed they were going so fast, that the galaxy had to be 83% more massive than observed or else
these stars would just break free from the gravity pull of the said galaxy. This gave rise to the ungoing search for missing mass.
BUT... What if we forgot to consider the galaxy's disc (itself) motion in space, in our 3-dimensional space universe? What if these stars were
actually orbiting at normal speed, and that no search for hidden mass would be needed? My theory is making this possible. I call it the
Anti-Translation Theory (ATT). It really states that no galaxies can make a perfect spatial translation (as most astrophysicists seem to think).
Let me explain. Most physicists, when they think of a galaxy rushing away, they picture a galaxy traveling in a perfect translation: the disc never
moves, it just translates away from us, as in diagram 3:
A perfect translation:
So any redshift variation will automatically be "blamed" on orbital movement, as physicists are used to think that a galaxy can make no other
movements than rush away from us or undergo orbital rotation.
But what happens when you throw a quarter in the air, as in a head-or-tail game? The quarter will keep flipping in the air. It will NEVER make a
perfect translation in space. ATT. The same goes for galaxy discs! As it rushes away, galaxies do not follow a perfect translation; and, just like a
quarter, their discs are flipping!
ATT - no galaxy disc follow a perfect translation:
This flipping of disc motion, which all galaxies have, can directly cause entire galactic areas to super- or under-redshift, and can be directly
accounted for this additional redshift we saw in the galactic edge's stars! Remember that stars follow the disc as it flips in space.
Diagram 2 might not be the correct explanation for observed super- (or under-) redshift. Diagram 4 explains it all! It predicts Diagram 1, which has
That means, these stars could actually be orbiting at normal, predictable speed around the galaxy core! Nothing would prove otherwise, as flipping
disc motion would be responsible for all this redshift variation we observed.
That would imply, no need to search for additional mass! ATT means that galactic disc flipping motion itself induces this observed redshift variation,
instead of anomalistic orbital speed! We considered only 2 directions out of 3 for the movement of galaxies: rush-away direction and orbital
direction. But there are 3 dimensions in space, and it allows disc flipping motion; that affects redshift too, as it carries velocity! And some
galaxies could actually be flipping quite rapidly - these would be the one who registered the biggest redshift variations.
BTW, as usual, I made those pics, except the globe, which comes from Microsoft's ressources. Just in case you're wondering.
edit on 19-11-2012 by swan001 because: (no reason given)