The Big Bang Theory, which has underwent an inconsistent fluctuation that alters between support and reproach, is about to receive a yet another amount of intense reproach. This is because back in March of this year, a group of astronomers broadcast that they had caught prehistoric gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background. They believed these waves to have been left over from the Big Bang. These findings were some of the best to help solidify the Big Bang Theory as being the actual way the universe was created. If they were proven to be right, the evidence would back up Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity and would also authorize the theory of cosmic inflation
However numerous scientists were skeptical and they let it be known that they believed the findings instead translated to showing nothing but dust patterns created by the Milky Way galaxy. In fact, astrophysicist Matias Zaldarriaga, who works for the Institute for Advanced Study in New Jersey, declared that it was very possible that all the signals the astronomers were getting were instead coming from space dust. There was really no way that anyone could be sure, but it was a real possibility and that fact was a major letdown for her.
The group used images of space that had been taken by an orbiting satellite known as the Planck satellite, which is run by the European Space Agency. Numerous physicists believe the team underestimated the disruption of cosmic dust in the images and overrated the amount of other types of space dust polarization which also showed up.
John Kovac, who works for the Harvard Astrophysics center, made sure to take note of new information that came in over the dust from the Milky Way and got in contact with the astronomers. However the group that was responsible for the discovery of the primordial gravitational waves continues to back their theory, but they also know that they cannot scientifically rule out the possibility of there being contamination of the space dust.
Kovac stated that the whole issue remains unresolved at the present time. The main issue is whether the group of astronomers measured gravity waves from the early universe or from the dust, but the Big Bang Theory issue should be resolved soon enough.
Andrei Linde, who is a physicist at Stanford University, stated that whatever astronomers learn will be enormously important for the continued development of cosmology, and that they would know the final answer before long. Linde added that it should be understood that scientists are discussing the cutting edge of scientific investigation and this is all brand new.
The scientists removed any clarifications of their standardization techniques from the paper and since they failed to give any explanation for the dust problem, so they are now having to meekly defer to further scientific investigation before they go making any other claims.
Their lessened confidence of the group is apparent but they are not taking the doubt lightly. However they are handling everything with grace. Because they know that science is the tirelessly confident chasing of a truth that may seem, at times, impossible to ever find. With the Big Bang Theory, which has underwent an inconsistent fluctuation that alters between constant support and reproach, it seems, is about to receive yet another major amount of intense reproach.
By Kimberly Ruble