Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Is Time Disappearing From the Universe?

In a mind bending alternative explanation to the apparent acceleration of galaxies at the edge of the universe - Professor Jose Senovilla, and his colleagues at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spain suggest that there is no such thing as Dark Energy, which conventional theory has at it's core for the force driving these galaxies apart at an ever increasing pace. Instead Professor Senovilla theorizes that time itself is leaking out of the universe!

Scientists today base their models on the red-shift that far reaching galaxies present, demonstrating that as these galaxies move away from us, they stretch or shift light to a lower energy level making them appear redder. The farther away, the more pronounced the red-shift. The lynch-pin however is that for this theory to work, time must remain constant across the universe.

Senovilla however posits that time IS NOT constant and in fact is slowing down. The net effect would present itself in exactly the same manner. With time slowing down, far reacihng galaxies would indeed appear to speed up.

Professor Senovilla explains that the universe IS indeed expanding, just that it is NOT accelerating.

The team's proposal will be published in the journal Physical Review D.

For more on this mind bending theory, click on the article title for the complete Daily Galaxy post

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