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Old 12-05-2017, 04:37 AM   #26
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Re: Was the Big Bang singularity infinitely dense?

Plenty of evidence for a big bang. Its total bs to ignore the evidence. But of course the first second and some other details are under scrutiny until the reframing.

"The earliest and most direct observational evidence of the validity of the theory are the expansion of the universe according to Hubble's law (as indicated by the redshifts of galaxies), discovery and measurement of the cosmic microwave background and the relative abundances of light elements produced by Big Bang nucleosynthesis. More recent evidence includes observations of galaxy formation and evolution, and the distribution of large-scale cosmic structures,[69] These are sometimes called the "four pillars" of the Big Bang theory.[70]

Precise modern models of the Big Bang appeal to various exotic physical phenomena that have not been observed in terrestrial laboratory experiments or incorporated into the Standard Model of particle physics. Of these features, dark matter is currently subjected to the most active laboratory investigations.[71] Remaining issues include the cuspy halo problem and the dwarf galaxy problem of cold dark matter. Dark energy is also an area of intense interest for scientists, but it is not clear whether direct detection of dark energy will be possible.[72] Inflation and baryogenesis remain more speculative features of current Big Bang models. Viable, quantitative explanations for such phenomena are still being sought. These are currently unsolved problems in physics."



"In physical cosmology, Big Bang nucleosynthesis (abbreviated BBN, also known as primordial nucleosynthesis, arch(a)eonucleosynthesis, archonucleosynthesis, protonucleosynthesis and pal(a)eonucleosynthesis) refers to the production of nuclei other than those of the lightest isotope of hydrogen (hydrogen-1, 1H, having a single proton as a nucleus) during the early phases of the Universe. Primordial nucleosynthesis is believed by most cosmologists to have taken place in the interval from roughly 10 seconds to 20 minutes after the Big Bang,[citation needed] and is calculated to be responsible for the formation of most of the universe's helium as the isotope helium-4 (4He), along with small amounts of the hydrogen isotope deuterium (2H or D), the helium isotope helium-3 (3He), and a very small amount of the lithium isotope lithium-7 (7Li). In addition to these stable nuclei, two unstable or radioactive isotopes were also produced: the heavy hydrogen isotope tritium (3H or T); and the beryllium isotope beryllium-7 (7Be); but these unstable isotopes later decayed into 3He and 7Li, as above.

Essentially all of the elements that are heavier than lithium were created much later, by stellar nucleosynthesis in evolving and exploding stars."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang_nucleosynthesis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic...ave_background


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldest_star

Why do their ages appear to be the same in the top? Because there is "a start"!



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Old 12-06-2017, 05:14 PM   #27
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Re: Was the Big Bang singularity infinitely dense?

How many times will the laws of physics be revised before the big crunch?
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:38 PM   #28
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Re: Was the Big Bang singularity infinitely dense?

3,500,000,000,000,000,000,000.3.5 times?
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Old 12-07-2017, 03:31 AM   #29
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Re: Was the Big Bang singularity infinitely dense?

There wont be a big crunch.
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:49 PM   #30
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Re: Was the Big Bang singularity infinitely dense?

I didn't know that was settled.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:57 PM   #31
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Re: Was the Big Bang singularity infinitely dense?

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I didn't know that was settled.
The whole Dark Energy thing. The universe's expansion isn't slowing down, it's speeding up.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:11 PM   #32
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Re: Was the Big Bang singularity infinitely dense?

A random google:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startsw.../#f063d6c4347b

Likely to expand forever at an increasing rate but not certain.
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