Saturday, December 18, 2010
(image credit: Roger Penrose and Vahe Gurzadyan. Researchers think concentric ring patterns in measurements of the cosmic microwave background are evidence of a universe that existed before our own Universe was born in the Big Bang).
In the initial article a discussion about the existence of multiple universe occurs.
The article states
"When our bubble expanded during inflation, it might have collided with another bubble"
Isn't this agreeing with the multi-universe theory and idea? If a Universe happens to generate a bubble, think about a balloon that is twisted at some point, and that second bubble universe dis attaches and drifts completely separate from the original structure. Now if the original universe has expanded and then a big crunch occurs and a new universe is thus formed; inflation occurs.
What if in the process of inflation that the new Universe collides with the small 'daughter Universe bubble' cause it to disintegrate. Wouldn't that create the ring-like structure that is apparently many light years in radius and diameter, as they show in the image? What would cause the secondary ring-like structure. What if the 'daughter-Universe' is compressed by the inflation and for a brief moment an equilibrium occurs between the membranes. Think of a balloon that is inside of another balloon, for example. As this equilibrium occurs, it imprints upon the larger bubble Universe, in the micro radiation aspects, and then it disintegrates.
If there is a further ring-like structure, then maybe that is the central black hole or where various black holes merge together with the disintegration of the 'daughter or baby Universe" Being the physic's might be different in the 'daughter or baby Universe' upon the collapse or disintegration...everything that exist within it...planets, stars, moons, solar systems, galaxies...undergo a rapid disintegration or complete meltdown into apparent nothingness or are phase shifted in a way that they exist as dark energy or dark matter.
Have you ever seen a large bubble surrounded by smaller bubbles and then the large one 'pops' leaving a ring of the smaller bubbles that move away because they are on the surface of a liquid. Think about the small foam bubbles on a cup of coffee, they move outward from the center to the edge of the coffee cup where they clump along the side. Yet in different clumps. What would happen if a larger bubble were to form and 'pull them back inside the bubble'; some of them would be destroyed in the process or be propelled over the surface of the bubble by the hydrophobic interactions.
In a Universe that is 93 Billion light years across and nearly 14 billion years old, how many light years across would a secondary bubble or 'daughter Universe' be if it was generated by a prior existing Universe in a Multi-universe? Does the ring-like image, above, represent something that is 20 million or billion light years across?
What size in space are these phased 'ghostly images'? Are the regions where they exist composed of dark energy or dark matter concentrations? Or concentrations of knots of dark energy, that would almost be twisted or even entangled like filaments or threads?
Not that bubbles don't exist in space, as this is a bubble that is obeying the physic's within this Universe and eventually it will disintegrate.
Maybe a Physicist or Astronomer would know. Either way, it is interesting to just think about what they could represent or the size they represent. Intuition doesn't know, sketches of thoughts... Well, now off to Target to do some Christmas card shopping.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Ibrahim Nashawi and colleagues point out that rapid growth in global oil consumption has sparked a growing interest in predicting "peak oil" -- the point where oil production reaches a maximum and then declines. Scientists have developed several models to forecast this point, and some put the date at 2020 or later. One of the most famous forecast models, called the Hubbert model, accurately predicted that oil production would peak in the United States in 1970. The model has since gained in popularity and has been used to forecast oil production worldwide. However, recent studies show that the model is insufficient to account for more complex oil production cycles of some countries. Those cycles can be heavily influenced by technology changes, politics, and other factors, the scientists say.
The new study describe development of a new version of the Hubbert model that accounts for these individual production trends to provide a more realistic and accurate oil production forecast. Using the new model, the scientists evaluated the oil production trends of 47 major oil-producing countries, which supply most of the world's conventional crude oil. They estimated that worldwide conventional crude oil production will peak in 2014, years earlier than anticipated. The scientists also showed that the world's oil reserves are being depleted at a rate of 2.1 percent a year.American Chemical Society (2010, March 11). World crude oil production may peak a decade earlier than some predict. ScienceDaily. Retrieved December 12, 2010, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2010/03/100310134255.htm