RE: Data sent by NASA from Europe’s Planck space telescope
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The universe has it’s own presence, and when it created itself it folded upon itself becoming smaller. From there it came forward as what Scientists call the Big Bang. That moment of coming forward was filled with light and moved very slowly, not fast, as measured by the Scientists.
And here is science today, measuring with their instruments. A lot of progress is being made, but more is being accomplished with processes using the phenomenon of awareness as the instrument of observation.
A supercomputer has detected the most ancient light in the universe, assembling an image that reveals that the universe is older, and slower, than we thought.
The powerful Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory computer, housed in a former Wells Fargo Bank vault near the Paramount Theater, analyzed data sent by NASA from Europe’s Planck space telescope.
Age & Speed of the Universe
It compiled a portrait of an infant cosmos that was hot, small and crowded — and traced our creation back 13.8 billion years, about 100 million years older than previous estimates.
Its analysis also revealed a rate of expansion that is slower than seen from other space telescopes, forcing some theoretical re-thinking.
“This is the baby picture of our universe,” said physicist Julian Borrill of the Laboratory’s Computational Cosmology Center, who worked on the analysis. “It’s as far back as we can look.”
Light & Temperature
To the untrained eye, the snapshot looks like 1880s Pointillism rather than 21st century astrophysics — a maelstrom of orange and blue dots, each representing tiny fluctuations in temperature.
And that’s a tidy version of the original mess. When Borrill first looks at the computer screen, he sees jagged peaks and valleys of massive raw data, beamed back from European Space Agency satellites to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Moment After Big Bang
But what it represents is profound: a snapshot of the universe soon after that crucible moment called the Big Bang, when nothing suddenly turned into everything
Scientists say the image was taken 380,000 years after conception. The young universe was a scorching 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. And it was crammed into a space about 1,000 times smaller than our current universe.
That’s before galaxies and stars, solar systems and suns. And long, long before us.
Border of the Universe
It was even before atoms. What the Planck telescope sees are mostly photons, those elemental particles, not detectable light. The image was snapped at the border of the observable universe — “at the edge of the fog,” said Borrill, when tremendous amounts of energy were still banging around.
The picture’s colorful dots, or temperature fluctuations, represent the varying densities of the universe, created by its wild expansion post-Big Bang.
“It shows the primordial photons generated by the Big Bang, coming from the beginning of time,” Borrill said. “They traveled for 13.8 billion years — and ended up splattered on our detectors.”
Article by Lisa M. Krieger
Posted: 03/21/2013 04:11:19 PM PDT