Leaky Galaxy Explains A Lot – A New Way to Study Evolution Of World

October 12, 2014 8:31 PM

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Leaky Galaxy Explains A Lot – A New Way to Study Evolution Of World

Ken Croswell of Science magazine paints a vivid picture of what the cosmos was like and is like today. He points out that the universe was born in a hot state of affairs starting off as a conglomeration of electrons and positively charged protons and helium nuclei. When the universe grew it got so much cooler, around 380,000 years after the Big Bang, that the electrons and protons mixed and paired up thus creating neutral hydrogen atoms. Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe.

These free floating hydrogen atoms then absorbed extreme ultraviolet light radiated from the earliest stars. A few hundred million years later the radiation from the growing herds of stars and galaxies tore the electrons from the protons however as of yet how this was done remains a mystery. That wa...

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