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Evidence of young universe's growth spurt is discovered
Los Angeles Times ^ | March 17, 2014 11:56pm | Amina Khan

Posted on 03/18/2014 1:56:49 AM PDT by blueplum

Researchers focusing on gravitational waves find the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation, a faster-than-light expansion just after the big bang.

Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang.

The findings, made using radio telescopes at the South Pole, support the idea that our known cosmos make up just a tiny fragment in a much larger, unknown frontier that extends far beyond the reaches of light.

During this period of inflation, which happened just a fraction of a second after the big bang, the universe ballooned from smaller than an atom to 100 trillion trillion times its original size, at a rate faster than the speed of light.

The research, submitted to the journal Nature for publication, also provides direct evidence of ripples in the structure of space-time made by gravitational waves, and it affirms the often tense link between quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigbang; cosmicinflation; quantum; space; stringtheory
two page article at link
1 posted on 03/18/2014 1:56:49 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: SunkenCiv

for your list


2 posted on 03/18/2014 1:57:24 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Yes but there’s no magnificent, intelligent Creator dontchyaknow. /sc


3 posted on 03/18/2014 2:35:55 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

The most likely reason for this discovery is their discovery of the funds locker getting low.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 3:25:28 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: tflabo

Psalms 19.1

given the existence of one particle, “smaller than an atom” increasing “100 trillion trillion times’ it’s size, that’s never occurred sponteneously in nature since the creation moment, it follows that there had to be a causal agent giving unimaginable energy to that one particle, i.e., God. And even if the one particle was a super-duper compressed drip out of the butt-end of a black hole, something created that black hole. The more science tries to disprove God, the more they prove He exists - Genesis 1.1-1.3 - let there be light, and there was.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 3:44:51 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: tflabo

they’ll get it one day.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 4:24:31 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: blueplum
Big Bang is a bunch of BS just like evolution and should have been rejected on basic philosophical principles on day one, i.e. having all the mass of the universe collapsed to a point would be the mother of all black holes; nothing would ever "bang" its way out of that.

Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid......

That's before you even get to Halton Arp and the debunking of the "expanding universe" of course.

7 posted on 03/18/2014 4:38:09 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: blueplum

I’ve always wondered how our solar system ended up with one sun endowed with limitless hydrogen (and other stuff) energy, being orbited by eight planets, each made up of different stuff...with earth being the only one that is people, plant and animal friendly.


8 posted on 03/18/2014 4:40:15 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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Soooo, EVERYTHING in the visible and invisible universe came from one tiny dot of stuff that had somehow spontaneously generated and then for no explainable reason exploded into the building blocks of all that we know and then randomly assembled itself into everything from stars to planets to platypuses. And THAT’S supposed to be more believable than a Creator and intelligent design??? These people spend their entire lives trying to disprove God.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 5:13:50 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: 6SJ7; AdmSmith; AFPhys; Arkinsaw; allmost; aristotleman; autumnraine; backwoods-engineer; ...
Thanks blueplum.


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10 posted on 03/18/2014 5:21:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: blueplum
The wonderful thing about the golden era of science ~1700-1970, was that it dealt with the application of provable principles. People had enormous respect for science, because the truth of it was readily apparent. Areas of conjecture existed, but they were not the pinnacle of academia.

Today it seems that most academic science is conjecture, and often one is hard pressed to produce even one tangible difference that a solid answer to that conjecture would make. It is like trying to determine what difference it could possibly make in our lives to know whether there was a second iceberg that no one ever saw, when the Titanic sank.

Many of these conjectures are based on a string of assumptions, that must be collectively accepted as fact, in order for “real progress” on the next conjecture to be made. That type of group think is just as likely to stymie true discovery, as it is to promote it.

11 posted on 03/18/2014 5:27:32 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: varmintman

“In the beginning, there was nothing, and it exploded.”


12 posted on 03/18/2014 5:29:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

http://bigbangneverhappened.org


13 posted on 03/18/2014 5:34:43 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Hot Tabasco
Solar system origins?

http://www.cosmosincollision.com

14 posted on 03/18/2014 5:36:11 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

Quantum theory, which is demonstrable.

What’s your scenario?


15 posted on 03/18/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
If I had to bet it? I'd bet that the universe, like God, was eternal.

Again having all the mass of the universe collapsed to a point would be the ultimate black hole, nothing would ever bang its way out of that. Likewise for a supposedly omnipotent and omniscient God to suddenly decide that it would be cool to create a physical universe at a particular point in time while the idea had never occurred to him previously, is highly problematical.

16 posted on 03/18/2014 10:13:57 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: varmintman

#15, 2nd ¶?


17 posted on 03/18/2014 8:41:34 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Possible to repost in English?


18 posted on 03/18/2014 8:52:13 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: MrB
“In the beginning, there was nothing, and it exploded.”

Not really. There would still need to be something like a vacuum in which quantum events would take place. It still leaves the question of why there is something rather than nothing.

19 posted on 03/18/2014 8:59:35 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: mazda77
The most likely reason for this discovery is their discovery of the funds locker getting low.

Most likely this discovery is historic, and not a case of going through the motions to get money.

20 posted on 03/18/2014 9:21:50 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: varmintman

So, you have nothing in response to the article’s subject material but to chide.

Thought so.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 9:45:03 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: blueplum

But, were they negative or positive cause...

Enough with the negative waves man!


22 posted on 03/18/2014 9:47:01 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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