Found: A Hole in the Universe
The Universe and the Big Bang
Before scientists have found small areas in the universe that seem to be absent of stars, planets, gases or even dark matter. These though, have not been big in terms of the size of the universe.
These previously found “holes” have been found by use of a map showing Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). These maps were made by NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). This is able to map space because photons, when moving through normal space, gain a small amount of energy as they pass through matter, even dark matter. When photons pass through a void they lose energy.
According to Lawrence Rudnick, a researcher with the University of Minnesota, a new finding will soon be published in the Astrophysical Journal.
This finding is of a huge hole measuring nearly a billion light years across, situated perhaps 6 to 10 billion light years from Earth.
This find was found by use of the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope funded by the National Science Foundation.
Rudnick says though that this find still needs to be independently confirmed.
The void was found in the area of space known as the constellation Eridanus, which was already thought to have a less density of Galaxies, as it showed as a “cold spot” on the WMAP map but had not, till now, been considered to have a void, certainly not one this size anyway.
- What Do We Know about Space
Our knowledge of space is limited to what we are told. We have no way to verify these statements. Are we being told the truth and how much is there that they are not telling us?
The CMP measures radiation left supposedly from the Big Bang and can therefore even measure that imprint left by dark matter. These voids though are devoid of any reading.
How can this be?
Is there an area of space, NOT influenced by the big bang?
Surely this flies in the face of the scientist’s big bang theory.
If there is an area of space, close to a billion light years across, that we know nothing about, what else, perhaps closer, is there that we know nothing about?
Scientists already admit that they know very little about Black Holes and Dark Matter but they say these voids are neither of these.
It is just recently that they learned of the existence of rogue planets and now this.
Truly we are learning just how little we know about the Universe in which we live. Yet we still try to study planets that exist in other solar systems, in the hope one day we will be able to reach them.
Our first probe is only now beginning to leave our solar system, the first contact we will have had with real outer space.
Perhaps our scientists and Governments should spend more time and money learning about the Universe before they spend good resources on, as yet fantasies, of inter- stellar travel.
- A New Planet Found INSIDE Our Solar System
All the time the scientists have been looking further and further away, to try and find planets. It turns out they may have missed some in our own solar system.
- New Theory for the Big Bang
The Big Bang theory for the creation of the universe, cannot explain the existence of gravity. A new theory can, is this good?
- Star Found, from before the Big Bang
Has the discovery of a new star thrown the science theories into the realm of fiction. Will this lead to moor doomsday predictions?
- New Planet Discovered
A new planet has been discovered that scientists believe could support life. Why is it that scientists seem obsessed with finding life on other planets when there are still millions of undiscovered life forms on our own planet?
- Inter Stellar Travel
Is inter stellar travel possible? Now that there has once again been put doubt on speeds that exceed that of light, is there an alternative? Perhaps.