posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 11:02 AM
reply to post by brace22
The article states that this "phase transition" is similar to what happens when water boils, and turns into steam, and that a bubble of ultra-dense
Higgs field could form at a certain point in the universe, at any time now.
I am pretty sure that if an ultra-dense bubble were to form in the Higgs field, which supposedly permeates the entire universe, then it would form
around one of the pre-existing high density objects, like a super massive black hole or something. This is because, unlike in the example of boiling
water, density ,or the amount of mass objects possess, has a direct effect on the amount of gravity they exert on other objects. This is why there is
much gravitational shear force exerted on objects which pass close to or indeed into the event horizons of, black holes.
It seems to me, that since super massive black holes already appear to be examples of ultra density, that if there were to be an area of space time,
around which such a bubble would form, it would be easier for it to happen at a location where space time was already significantly warped, as that is
where the action is, where the weaknesses already are. Let us assume that we are in a submarine for a moment. The submarine has been struck by the
blast wave from a detonating depth charge, and some seams have started to split. If a larger charge detonates at the same distance from the hull, and
in the same position relative to the hull, over the area already damaged by the first blast, one would expect the first seams to fully open up, to be
those which had already begun to spew seawater onto our boots after the first explosion.
The same thing applies here I think. It would make no sense for a bubble of ultra density to form in the middle of no where, with no dense objects in
it, barely any space time curvature at all to speak of. That would make about as much sense as a supernova issuing from the space between two stars,
tens of light years apart.