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Scientists discover Big Bang's 'smoking gun'


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:30 PM

The extraordinary find is being hailed as one of the most groundbreaking discoveries in cosmology.

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One of the fundamental concepts behind the Big Bang theory is that an infinitesimal fraction of a second after the universe came in to being there was a period of super-rapid expansion known as "inflation". The new discovery, made by an American research team using a special telescope located at the South Pole, is of the space-time ripples left behind by this expansion during the earliest moments of the cosmos.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

Hopefully they'll elaborate on what these gravity/space-time ripples are that they can be seen with a telescope and how it supports the big bang theory.


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Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:01 PM

View PostWickian, on 17 March 2014 - 06:49 PM, said:

Hopefully they'll elaborate on what these gravity/space-time ripples are that they can be seen with a telescope and how it supports the big bang theory.

They have. Have a look at this tread and look at some of the more recent links posted there.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:13 PM

Thanks.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 04:01 AM

Cool. The universe is pretty amazing, isn't it?

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 06:24 AM

Wondering if life elements can  "ride" these particle waves.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:55 AM

View Postqxcontinuum, on 18 March 2014 - 06:24 AM, said:

Wondering if life elements can  "ride" these particle waves.
Maybe you should discover these "life elements" first?


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:30 AM

View Postqxcontinuum, on 18 March 2014 - 06:24 AM, said:

Wondering if life elements can  "ride" these particle waves.

Trying figuring out how things work, then ask such questions.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:03 PM

The article, linked below, discusses the scientific implications of the new discovery, and prospects for future research based on it. This new discovery appears to be a watershed moment for astrophysics, and physics in general.
Solid evidence for quantum gravity, new prospects for gravitational wave astronomy, possible clues to the unification of the three forces, exclusive of gravity in a grand unified theory, or even a theory of everything, including gravity.
http://www.gizmag.co...thsonian/31245/

Edited by bison, 18 March 2014 - 03:05 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:27 PM

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:53 PM

Not to throw water on the party but the last sentence of the article: "If this is confirmed, it's hugh."

Anyway, wasn't the Cosmic Background Radiation discovery also the "smoking gun" of proof for the BBT?

Not that I have a problem with this news, I am just curious how many times they have to prove the BBT before it's truly considered proven?

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

View PostAZDZ, on 18 March 2014 - 09:53 PM, said:

Not to throw water on the party but the last sentence of the article: "If this is confirmed, it's hugh."

Anyway, wasn't the Cosmic Background Radiation discovery also the "smoking gun" of proof for the BBT?

Not that I have a problem with this news, I am just curious how many times they have to prove the BBT before it's truly considered proven?
So they should stop all research? We know gravity, atoms, sub-atomic particles exist, we can't possibly again any new information.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:17 AM

1)THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE :
#And it is We Who have constructed the Universe with might, and verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it. (Qur'an, 51:47)#
2)Singularity, creation of the universe

''Do not the Unbelievers see that the Universe and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?(Qur'an, 21:30)

3)Future of an expanding universe AND THE BIG CRUNCH:

''That Day We will fold up Universe like folding up the pages of a book. As We originated the first creation so We will regenerate it. It is a promise binding on Us. That is what We will do. (Qur'an, 21:104)


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:36 PM

View Postzac1966, on 19 March 2014 - 11:17 AM, said:

1)THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE :
#And it is We Who have constructed the Universe with might, and verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it. (Qur'an, 51:47)#
2)Singularity, creation of the universe

''Do not the Unbelievers see that the Universe and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?(Qur'an, 21:30)

3)Future of an expanding universe AND THE BIG CRUNCH:

''That Day We will fold up Universe like folding up the pages of a book. As We originated the first creation so We will regenerate it. It is a promise binding on Us. That is what We will do. (Qur'an, 21:104)
You can parrot the Quran and post verses that have little to do with the topic. You're a clever one.

Edited by Rlyeh, 19 March 2014 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:18 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 19 March 2014 - 10:09 AM, said:

So they should stop all research? We know gravity, atoms, sub-atomic particles exist, we can't possibly again any new information.


I didn't say that. I asked two questions

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wasn't the Cosmic Background Radiation discovery also the "smoking gun" of proof for the BBT?

Not that I have a problem with this news, I am just curious how many times they have to prove the BBT before it's truly considered proven?

Both questions have to do with why they are wrapping this discovery up in a shiny new bow and rolling it out as if this is the clincher, this is what they needed to prove thier theories correct.

They already had that with the discovery of CBR so why not roll this out as supplemental proof which works in conjunction with the CBR rather than pretend this is what they needed all along.

The answer is, they don't believe we are bright enough to remember the CBR News so it's a opportunity for all new flag waving and trumpet tooting in the name of science.

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