The world will never know how the universe started. But there is a new theory that suggests the start of the universe did not involve a ‘bang’ at all.
Edwin Hubble came up with the Big Bang Theory in 1929, stating that ““there must have been an instant in time when the entire Universe was contained in a single point in space. The Universe must have been born in this single violent event,” NASA explains.
CBS DC reports, “The Big Bang theory, which speculates that the universe was born 13.8 billion years ago, comes from Einstein’s general theory of relatively. And according to these equations, all matter in the universe was once in a single point.”
However, Robert Brandenberger, a theoretical cosmologist at McGill University in Montreal admits that even though there are holes in Einstein’s theory, people have chosen to treat it as though the equation still holds.
“So when we say that the universe begins with a big bang, we really have no right to say that,” he told LiveScience.
“The two most commonly accepted theories, quantum mechanics and general relativity, are actually at odds with each other and both theories fail to explain dark matter.”
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