Yesterday, I watched a program on BBC iPlayer called ‘Is Everything We Know About The Universe Wrong?’ it is Horizon production, it is still on iPlayer and it is well worth watching.
The program started off describing the relatively new observation of Dark Flow, this made my ears prick up, because this is the first time I have ever heard about this research data.
Around a year ago I was writing on the New Scientist forum and happen to mention a way of testing the existence of objects beyond our visible universe and said that changes in the shape of the canopy or edge of the universe; areas of it that were expanding faster might prove that our visible Universe is just a small part of the entire Universe which is not visible.
This prediction is based on an alternate theory – and this theory predicted Dark Flow, as well as Dark Flow, it also makes a number of other predictions. One thing this theory also gives is an alternative reason for the cosmic background radiation, and why the temperature of the visible universe is so uniform. It also offers a life cycle of the entire universe, but obviously gives no explanation how it came about in the first place, it also allows the existence of other Universes, but there is more to it than just that.
I should really get a paper written, before someone else does it. I no access to any scientific data or tools all I have is a model, but it nice to see that new discoveries seem to match this model.
I keep thinking we are on the verge of great discoveries, although I’m sure in time to come this age of cosmology will be referred to as the Phlogiston era.