Scientists Find Universe is 80 Million Years Older

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A bridge of hot gas that connects galaxy clusters about a billion light-years from Earth.

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#1 Mar 27, 2013
Interesting article.

I did the back calculation from the big bang math myself and found that the exponential curve is subject to huge errors at our part of the curve back to origin.

I am rather surprised to find that the math curve makes the universe only 80 million years older.

In large part because our view is of the emitted light which has a generally finite speed irrespective of the velocity of the emitter.

Since the view of the universe is a time bubble (ie the length of time since the light was emitted), it makes an exponential velocity curve rather hard to fit in. The deceleration from the exponential curve math fit is very rapid at the starting time.

It still looks as though there are a few too many Ptolemaic epicycles, the time bubble definitely may start at a dot (from the point of view of the observer); but the time bubble may be a small part of a much bigger object (the universe model may not indicate universal expansion from a small dot).

The article itself raises that particular fact.

Will be interested to see results from intermediate distances (8-10 billion years) to see if the exponential math curve shows up in those results.

The interest also is in the report of an axis aligned with the solar system, this seems to indicate very cold dust very close to home (probably Kuiper belt).

Incidentally: I do like the pic of the interacting galaxy clusters. A rapidly expanding universe generates a problem on this score too, they would not be able to interact in a universe expanding rapidly even if the expansion rate is diminishing via an exponential curve. Their ultimate fate would be the core of individual domains comprising galaxy groups.

Have a nice day: Ag

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