“Bird Droppings on my Telescope”

The Big Bang theory was totally rejected at first. But those who supported it had predicted that the ignition of the Big Bang would have left behind a sort of ‘hot flash’ of radiation.

If a big black wood stove produces heat that you can feel, then in a similar manner, the Big Bang should produce its own kind of heat that would echo throughout the universe.

In 1965, without looking for it, two physicists at Bell Labs in New Jersey found it. Read more »

Why the Big Bang was the most precisely planned event in all of history

In your kitchen cabinet, you’ve probably got a spray bottle with an adjustable nozzle.  If you twist the nozzle one way, it sprays a spray_diego_torres_silvestrefine mist into the air. 

You twist the nozzle the other way, it squirts a jet of water in a straight line. 

You turn that nozzle to the exact position you want so you can wash a mirror, clean up a spill, or whatever.

If the universe had expanded a little faster, the matter would have sprayed out into space like fine mist from a water bottle – so fast, a gazillion particles of dust would speed into infinity and never even form a single star. Read more »

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