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Before the Big Bang, there was no space or time. So, there is nothing "outside" the Big Bang. The Universe simply expanded from a very small volume into a huge volume, and this expansion is occuring even today.
Originally posted by Teknikal
I personally don't think they exist either as far as I can tell scientists just made them up to make their "religion friendly" Big Bang theory work because the theory won't work without them.
Originally posted by Arcane Demesne
Dark Matter and Dark Energy wasn't made up. In order for the things we see in our Universe to make sense in mathematical forms, you need certain amounts of energy, and certain amounts of mass (math doesn't lie). Where the problem lies, is that when we count all the mass and energy in the known Universe, it only comes to about 4-5% of what is needed for everything to behave the way it is behaving. The know that something else DOES exist, they just don't know what it is.
But this thread isn't a debate on the existance of Dark Matter/Energy, or it's mathematics.
This thread is try try and determine where, how, and why it got here in the first place.
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
The whole concept of other dimensions is iffy IMO because we have absolutely no way to observe or test that even they exist. Pretty much the same boat as we are in with string theory. Its all very interesting but severly lacking in the concrete evidence department.
Originally posted by Arcane Demesne
Supposedly, our Universe (out of an infinite amount within the 11th Dimension) contains only 4-5% physical testable substances (atoms and the like), 20-21% Dark Matter, and 75% Dark Energy. Now, Dark Matter is said to be the substance that makes the flat line speed of stars in a galaxy (why the outer stars of a Galaxy spinjust as fast as the inner stars near the Black Holes that gave life to the Galaxy), and Dark Energy is what keeps our Universe expanding, even though it should be slowing down (if not for this amount of mysterious energy).
Back to M-Theory, every Membrane (an infinite amount of Parallel Universes) has their own physical laws (where different matter exists and even the matter we know as familiar might behave differently due to different string vibration), and tend to bump into each other now and again. This is where gravity comes into play.
Some speculate that Gravity is so weak in our Universe, because the gravitons are leaving, while others believe that bits of gravitons are actually making it here, into our own Membrane.
Following the second camp of graviton thought (that they slip here from differe Membranes in the 11th Dimension), is it not possible that both Dark Matter and Dark Energy are just other particles (or substance as of yet unknown) coming into our Universe from other Membranes...
I postulate that their is neither Dark Matter, nor Dark Energy, only that we only know what 4-5% of our Universal Membrane is made of, and the Dark Matter and Dark Energy referred to is actually just MANY MANY MANY types of substances that control and balance our Universal Membrane as we see it today.
The classical Big Bang picture was first proposed in the late 1920s. Two decades ago, researchers realized that the scenario needed to be modified.
In its original form, the model would lead to a universe vastly different from the one we live in. For instance, the theory doesn't provide a way for stars, galaxies, and larger structures to arise, notes Steinhardt. Moreover, the Big Bang model would tend to produce a cosmos whose composition and density would vary widely from place to place and whose overall geometry would be warped or curved.
Originally posted by vortexchronicles
How about the possibillity that the missing mass exists within the singularities of supermassive black holes (or that the space-time rupturing effect caused by the presence of these supermassive black holes provides and entry point for this materia to enter from the supposed "11th dimension"