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Star Found, from before the Big Bang
New, Old Star
A star SDSS J102915+172927, has been discovered in the constellation of Leo. Its existence has been confirmed by astrophysicists in Germany, France and Italy.
This star is located near the edge of the Universe and has been estimated to be over 13 billion years old.
The universe itself has only been estimated to be 13.75 billion years old.
This star however has a low mass, below 0.8 solar masses
It has always been thought that low mass stars were only formed by thermonuclear and supernova explosions. Heavy elements formed, cooled creating a gravity that pulled the gasses into them. This process took time and it had always been thought that it would be impossible for this to happen so soon after the big bang.
- 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?
This means that the main theory that scientists have about the Big Bang, does not add up.
If science still wants to believe that all creation started with one big bang, then they are going to have to review all their models.
How would this affect our perception of the universe?
Just as our first probes are about to leave our solar system, are we discovering that our concepts of real space are not correct?
Is it possible that they have the age of the star wrong? It is, especially as the age of a star has always been measured by the amount of metal it is thought to contain. But if they got the age of this star wrong then all their estimates for the ages of the stars are wrong, which again messes up their theory.
Scientists at Princeton and Cambridge Universities have been working on a theory that the universe is split into “branes”. Every so often these branes collide causing events similar to a big bang. They have called this the “Cycle Theory”
Does the finding of this star, that appears to be too old for the old theory, give credence to the new theory?
With the old theory, scientists say that they could estimate when the universe would end.
The cycle theory suggests that a collision could happen at any time.
Will the discovery of this star lead to an influx of still more doomsday predictions?
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