posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 05:09 PM
I had to repost this because it turns out I don't have permission in the research forum. Mods, please move to whatever appropriate category.
I have heard about "inflation" and how, during the first moments of the big bang, space was traveling faster than the speed of light.
so, here's my question: If space was expanding faster than the speed of light, I have to wonder about temporal ramifications. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT A
PART OF OUR UNIVERSE TRAVELED BACK IN TIME DURING THE FIRST MOMENTS OF THE BIG BANG?
I mean, we all have heard about special relativity. How the speed of light is constant regardless whether you're sitting still, moving away, or in
a head-on direction towards the light; no matter what your speed.
Also, it is well known how time slows down as you approach the speed of light.
(as a related aside, the stronger the gravity, the slower the time also.)
is time slower in some part of the universe because of how fast its space expanded?
In the extreme speed of expansion during the first moments of the big bang, could the universe have expanded into the past AND/OR COULD THE UNIVERSE
HAVE ALSO EXPANDED INTO ANOTHER DIMENSION(S) ALTOGETHER?
would there be telltale signs if these were the case?
COULD THIS ACCOUNT FOR WHY GALAXIES SEEM TO STILL BE ACCELERATING AWAY FROM EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF SLOWING DOWN?
oh well, at least I finally put it out there