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New Theory for the Big Bang

Updated on August 28, 2011

The Universe

Inflation Theory

It is now commonly accepted that the “Big Bang” theory for the creation of the Universe is correct. It is now even accepted by the Vatican.

The problem is however, that the current theory that, at first everything existed in the size of a pea. There was a big explosion and the universe was created and kept expanding until it reached the size it is today, and is still expanding.

This theory however cannot explain gravity nor can it explain the existence of dark matter and dark energy. As the universe continues to expand, it is now considered that we have only, as yet, found 4% of matter that exists in the universe. That is why they name these, as yet undiscovered entities, dark matter and dark energy.

As well as the unexplained existence of these matters, the current understanding of the big bang, is also dependent on an as yet unproven “inflation theory”.

Sheets Collide

Cycle Theory

Theoretical Physicists, Paul Steinhardt at PrincetonUniversity and Neil Turok at CambridgeUniversity, are now studying models for a new theory for what is known as the ekpyrotic universe.

This “cycle” theory is that the universe is split into different “branes” or sheets. Once ever trillion years or so, these sheets collide. These collisions would cause results similar to those of a big bang. However this new theory can explain the inflation theory and the existence of dark energy and dark matter, as well as gravity.

This cycle theory would mean that the universe is ageless and keeps being reborn.

Personally I like the second theory. However it does have one disadvantage to the first. With the first theory, it is possible to estimate when the universe will cease to exist. With the second theory there is no way of knowing when the next collision may occur.


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      ib radmasters 5 years ago from Southern California

      I like the cycle theory better than the Big Bang but it sounds more like a string theory on steroids.


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      agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

      It's an interesting story about the formation of universe. Thank you

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      Druid Dude 7 years ago

      Now you're talking. It is membrane theory, an area beyond the strings. Membrane is a skin. Skin of what? And a concept of infinity can be acheived by standing between two facing mirrors.

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      Lela 7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Humans insist on trying to find the "beginning" and "end" of the universe. Why we cannot understand the concept of infinity, I do not understand. There is no beginning, there is no end. What would come before the beginning? What would happen after the end? Expand your mind and learn to see the infinite!