Cosmology’s biggest conundrum is official, and no one knows how the Universe has expanded

Cosmology’s biggest conundrum is official, and no one knows how the Universe has expanded

After more than two decades of precision measurements, we’ve now reached the “gold standard” for how the pieces don’t fit.

This is a direct copy of a SciPop or news article preserved here because things on the internet have a bad habit of disappearing when you try to find them again. Full credit is given to the original authors and the source.

– Matty
  • There are two fundamentally different ways of measuring the expanding Universe: a “distance ladder” and an “early relic” method.
  • The early relic method prefers an expansion rate of ~67 km/s/Mpc, while the distance ladder prefers a value of ~73 km/s/Mpc — a discrepancy of 9%.
  • Owing to Herculean efforts by the distance ladder teams, their uncertainties are now so low that there is a 5-sigma discrepancy between the values. If the discrepancy isn’t due to an error, there may be a new discovery.
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Black Holes and Dark Matter

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

(Isaiah 5:20) NKJV

All current cosmological models show that somewhere between %80-85 of the mass of the universe is missing. Based on our understanding of particle physics we can move this number up to %90. Where is it?

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To order, arrange: κοσμέω – kosmeó

And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

(Revelation 21:18-21) KJV

A possible meaning of the word garnished could be: the wall of the city had foundations, which were decorated with precious stones. It’s a translation of the Greek word κεκοσμημένοι, from the root κοσμέω – kosmos.

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The Expansion of the Universe

Then God commanded, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate day from night and to show the time when days, years, and religious festivals begin; they will shine in the sky to give light to the earth”—and it was done.

(Genesis 1:14-15) Good News Translation

The expansion of the universe isn’t a testable hypothesis so it’s not scientific. The theory is accepted because it compliments the mainstream science narrative of godless existence (SciPop).

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Gravitation Inside a Blah, Blah, Blah

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:3)

The stars fell down to the earth, like unripe figs falling from the tree when a strong wind shakes it. The sky disappeared like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.

(Revelation 6:13-14) Good News Translation

The firmament is a sphere of rigid crystal on the edge of space. Mainstream science’s henchman astronomy (SciPop) exists for the purpose of making it seem as if this is impossible.

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Astronomy or Cosmology?

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

(Hebrews 4:12) NKJV

Tags are only as useful as we make them. Since we started blogging in October 2015 we’ve been tagging posts on the physics of space and related subject matter as both #astronomy and #cosmology. That has the effect of making both tags meaningless.

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The Hubble Constant

If one day the sky could be measured
and the foundations of the earth explored,
only then would he reject the people of Israel
because of all they have done.
The Lord has spoken.

(Jeremiah 31:37) Good News Translation

Sir Edwin Hubble was one of the first to suggest that the apparent redshift of stellar objects is caused by the Doppler effect as the universe expands and the stars become further and further away.

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Tycho’s Geocentric Cosmology

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

(2 Corinthians 10:4-5) KJV

Tycho Brahe made meticulous observation of the cosmos. He was on the Earth so, naturally, he observed a Geocentrospheric system. The problem was that he didn’t know about binary systems because they hadn’t made Star Wars yet.

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