"N:dlzc D:aol T:com (dlzc)" <N: dlzc1 D:cox T:[email protected]> wrote in
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> Dear George:
> "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Recently, new results were released from NASA's
>> Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
>> satellite, launched in 2001 to measure the
>> temperature of radiant heat left over from the Big
>> Bang, which is the theoretical beginning to the
>> universe. The new WMAP observations,
>> announced at a NASA press conference today,
>> reveal what the universe was like in the first
>> trillionth of a second after the Big Bang. From
>> the microwave background, researchers
>> teased out a new signal called the "polarization
>> signal." According to the conclusions of this
>> report, during this growth spurt, a tiny region,
>> likely no larger than a marble, grew in a trillionth of a second to
>> become larger than
>> the visible universe.
> "... a trillion trillionth of a second"
>> Well, I'm confused. According to Einstein nothing
>> can travel faster than the speed of light.
> Right. You can't apply enough energy to an object to get anywhere near
What about a photon? Doesn't it move at the speed of light?
>> If that is true, how is it that the universe
>> expanded from the size of a marble to
>> something large than the visible universe in
>> a trillionth of a second?
> No explosion. No energy required. No massive particles involved (since
> none of the "four forces" had congealed yet). Simply an adjustment in
> the distance between all "bits" of energy.
>> I'm neither an astrophysicist nor a physicist, which is why I'm asking
>> this question here. And please
>> be kind, as my calculus is a little rusty these days.
>> Any thoughts?
> It is what the data points to, couched in the Standard Model. Stay tuned!
> More sights to be revealed.
> I'd vote for Ernest Wittke building another EinsteinHoax page.
> David A. Smith