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New Accelerating Expanding Universe Theory

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posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 01:39 AM
From yours truely (i.e. me) comes a theory I have had for awhile, yet have not felt inclined to put forward. However, as I am now a member of ATS, I think this forum would be somehow appropriate for this amatuer theory.

First, the problem: The Universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.

Why is this a problem? Because it's defying science as we know it. If the Universe started with a Big Bang (which all evidence points to), then as the universe expands, the mass within it would cause a slowing down effect to its expansion. The main question was whether the universal expansion would slow down to such a point that it would then stop, and then proceed to reverse (leading to the "Big Crunch").

But for the universe to be accelerating in its expansion would mean that there has to be some kind of energy or force that's pushing it to expand faster. This force may only work on truely cosmic scales - like a sort gravitational opposite. While gravity may become stronger, pulling things towards the centre of mass, the closer you get to more massive objects - this a-gravity would become more powerful the further you get from massive objects, and would push things away from them.

This is, as you can imagine, terribly confusing.

However, I believe that this is NOT a cosmic force that we have not discovered yet. I believe that this is an understated, but on a cosmic scale, important part of an existing force which effect's were overlooked because they were never thought of that way. I am speaking about side-effects of General Relativity.

According to General Relativity, the closer you get to something of mass, the slower time will seem to progress for you. This has been proved by a few experiments with extremely precise clocks put on space shuttles. The clocks were set to the exact same time whilst on earth, and then the shuttle spent a few days at the Space Station (ISS). When the shuttle returned, the clock on the shuttle was head by a few millionths of a second.

Thus, instead of saying time slows as we get closer to an object, let us take the opposite of this that we assume to be true. As you get further away from an object of mass, time will seem to progress faster.

Next, I move on to deep-space images and universal models (the picture in the thread "mapping Dark Matter" is accurate enough for my purposes). You will notice that at these massive distances, the galaxies seem to form into whispy strings, or webs. I ask you know to percieve this 3-dimensionally instead of two. Now, instead of focusing on the areas where galaxies are present, focus on where galaxies are void - where there is absolutely massive pockets where there is almost no mass. Notice how you could almost descibe these pockets as "bubbles".

If you think about it, the centres of these "bubbles" are at massively far distances from any object of mass. They are approaching as close to "real time" as one can get. In short, time in the space at the centre of these bubbles is progressing faster than anywhere else in the universe. Now remember that as the universe expands, that space itself is expanding. Thus, since time is sped up within these bubbles, it would appear as if they are expanding and growing faster than the space around them (where the galaxies and matter is present).

As the area included within the bubble increases, the time dialations continue to increase (as the centres are becoming further and further removed from sources of gravity) - and thus, the expansion of the bubble is sped up even more. This would be called an acceleration.

So, as you can see, the accelerating universal expansion puzzel is therefore seemingly solved. It is not some strange "Vacuum Pressure" or "Vacuum Energy" (which is a ridiculous notion) - but is rather an overlooked side-effect of general relativity.

I would challenge someone who is in physics to actually work out the math behind this and see that I am correct.

posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 09:48 PM
Has no one anything to say?

posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 11:01 PM
Hmm all I can say is do a bit of reading on Dark Matter and Dark Energy.

[edit on 25-12-2005 by mad scientist]

posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 11:11 PM
I have read that - and in all honesty, I think it's a load of bull. The people who came up with it probably thought that it was pretty clever. Dark Energy is the same thing as Dark Matter - it's a type of energy that we can't detect that is causing something that we can detect and can't explain. Vacuum Energy falls under the Dark Energy theory.

This theory of mine is not a new force, but simply is the recognition of a possibly overlooked or unseen consequence of General Relativity. I do know that we have some Physics students prancing around - and at least one of them is looking for a Ph.D paper topic. My theory is something that can be proved mathematically! A study on it would likely gain some good recognition if the math behind it proves to be true, and would be an excellent source for discrediting the theory if the math proved wrong.

Maybe I should find the equations myself and work it out... and I'm not even in Physics.

posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 11:21 PM

Originally posted by Yarium
I have read that - and in all honesty, I think it's a load of bull. The people who came up with it probably thought that it was pretty clever. Dark Energy is the same thing as Dark Matter - it's a type of energy that we can't detect that is causing something that we can detect and can't explain. Vacuum Energy falls under the Dark Energy theory.

Well, Vacuum Energy has been studied and confirmed with the Casimir Effect. So kinda blows your theory out of the water.

posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 11:35 PM
The Casimir force, from what I have read in the article you've given me, is an attractive force - not a repulsive one. So it may explain some of Dark Energy, but likely not all of it - and does not account for the accelerating universal expansion (as according to it, space-time should "curl up" - which would mean it gets closer together rather than spreading apart). So, interesting, but unless you explain to me how this Casimir Effect influences universal expansion, I do not see the correlation.

By the way, I believe their "Vacuum Energy" (since the original effect was predicted in 1948) is likely Zero-Point Energy, and not the Vacuum Force/Energy that is being referred to by leading physicists. But I could be wrong. I'll look more into this Casimir Effect to see what I can dig up.

posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 11:58 PM
I think vacuum energy/force is a result of the ZPF. All we have for the ZPF is a quantum theory not how it may effect space on a macro scale.
Anyway I was using the Casimir Effect to illustrate to you that their is vacuum energy on a quantum scale and IMO this probably effects the expansion of the universe.
Although the Casimir Effect attracts, here's something interesting.

Particles other than the photon also contribute a small effect but only the photon force is measurable. All bosons such as photons produce an attractive Casimir force while fermions make a repulsive contribution. If electromagnetism was supersymmetric there would be fermionic photinos whose contribution would exactly cancel that of the photons and there would be no Casimir effect. The fact that the Casimir effect exists shows that if supersymmetry exists in nature it must be a broken symmetry

posted on Dec, 29 2005 @ 01:38 PM
Dark matter or dark energy

And at this stage i am pretty much going with what his saying considering his involvement with Dr Evans.


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