[Assam] Any idea about this news?
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Sun May 25 09:55:25 IST 2008
Never saw Kakoty's name involved in the"There may not have been a big Bang--" --School.
In CR4 saw another latest summary( pasting10%- hoping assamnet will let pass that much--).
This came in last month.:
The only test of a scientific theory is how well it corresponds to the world we observe. No matter how well it is liked, if observation contradicts it, then it must be rejected. In the past four years [pre 1991] crucial observations have flatly contradicted the assumptions and predictions of the Big bang. Because the Big bang supposedly occurred only about 20 billion years ago [current figure is 13.7], nothing in the cosmos can be older that this. Yet in 1986 astronomers discovered a huge conglomeration of galaxies a billion light-years across. That must have taken a hundred billion years to form.
Other conflicts have emerged. These enormous ribbons of matter (confirmed in 1990) refute that the universe was, at its origin, perfectly smooth and homogeneous. Finnish and American astronomers, analyzing recent observations, have shown that the mysterious dark matter doesn't exist. By the end of the eighties, new contradictions were popping up every few months. Many by the most respected astronomers, yet most cosmologists either dismissed the observations as faulty, or have insisted that minor modifications to BB will fix it. This is not surprising because the BB has been their life's work.
But now an entirely different concept has developed based on the known fact that 99% of the matter in the universe is plasma – hot, electrically conducting gasses. Extrapolating from the behavior of such plasma in the laboratory, plasma cosmologists envision a universe crisscrossed by vast electrical currents and magnetic fields. Plasma cosmology works backward from the present universe and outward from the earth. It arrives in a universe without a big bang, without any beginning at all, a universe that has always existed, and will always evolve, with no limits of any sort.
One group of astronomers led by Dr. P.J.E. Peebles of Princeton, used a supercomputer to plot nearly a million galaxies. The result is a lacy filigree of interwoven threads, a pattern that was dubbed "the Cosmic Tapestry." These objects were discovered by Dr. Brent Tully, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii.
Margaret J. Geller and John P. Hucra of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics mapped all galaxies within about 600 million light-years of earth. In 1989 they announced the "Great Wall", a sheet of galaxies more than 200 million light-years across, and 700 million light-years long, but only 20 million light-years thick, and involves over 5,000 galaxies. ( Full text did not link Kakoty's name either)
We Wish Kakoty the honours.
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