Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Some Confetti Left Over From the Big Bang

Click the picture to go to the APOD site and read a description written by someone who actually knows what they're talking about. Click again a couple more times to get the large version. 


  1. DeanO, That's what they say. Then they say the entire universe was created in billionths of a second. Course, back then it may have seemed like 6 days. The dimension of Time gets real squirrely around big bangs and even black holes.

    It is very interesting how science and religion intersect though lots of times.

  2. DeanO, Here's another one. A theory posits that centuries ago, maybe even millenia, that there wasn't a lot of water above ground on the Earth, Most of it in huge deposits. Then at a point, the surface of the Earth cracked like an eggshell, and a chasm ran around the circumference of the Earth in a matter of seconds. The weight of the Earth above the water pushed the water through the thin chasm and threw it high into the air. It may have taken as much as 40 days and 40 nights for the water to escape tot he point it was no longer gushing.

    And if you look at the Earth, there is a chasm at the bottoms of the Atlantic and Pacific trenches, extending around the circumference of the Earth.

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    1. Thanks Admiral, I try to put up the interesting ones.

  4. what's an APOD?
    you know me....I don't get this stuff! I will say that you're right about religion and science. There's a rather new film about the six day theory that's fascinating...
    I own it and found it pretty interesting.

    1. Z, If you click on the picture, it will take you to the Astronomy Picture Of the Day (APOD) website.

      For each picture, there is a caption underneath written by a professional astronomer describing what you are looking at.

      Yes, We've all heard it I guess, but Albert Einstein said that religion without science was lame and that science without religion was blind.

      Thanks for the link ! I've got to make time to watch that. I just went there and read the synopsis and though I haven't seen it, that's how I've been thinking for a long time. Science and Religion do come together in a beautiful inescapable way.

  5. I think they do, too....yes, Genesis Code is a full length film so you've got to make the time, but it's pretty great. The last half hour or so, I think, is the part dealing with the Six Day Theory that you might want to concentrate on. Of course, I went for the relationship stuff in the first part of the movie !! :-)