Washington Post article by Joel Achenbach, August 26, 2022, “The very distant universe looks a little different than expected . . . A general assumption had been that early galaxies – which formed not long after the first stars ignited – would be relatively small and misshapen. Instead, some of them are big, bright and nicely structured. . . .”
“The models just don’t predict this,” Garth Illingworth, an astronomer at the University of California at Santa Cruz, said of the massive early galaxies. “How do you do this in the universe at such an early time? How do you form so many stars so quickly?”
“Do you think that someday we will have telescopes that can see back to the Big Bang?” Marty asked Ty just as they sat down to the small empty table they managed to find in the busy lunch room.
Ty’s big smile testified to one of the things he liked about the unusual girl. “Do you stay up at night thinking up these crazy questions?”
“No really. I really wonder about these things.“
“You know all we can see is past light. The very early universe is mostly dark matter and we cannot see dark matter except maybe by gravitational lensing. But if by chance we can see just a few 100 million years after the big cosmic inflation, I don’t think it will be as muddled and jumbled as many might think.”
Marty was not surprised at Ty’s remark. As she finished her lunch, she remembered many times Ty talking about his belief that dark matter is really spiritual matter and the first seven billion universal years were spiritual creation* followed by the six billion plus years of physical creation. “I would become a believer if we could look back and see the spiritual creation.”
This short side story agrees with same timeline as Chapter 15 of the novel, Marty’s Dark Matter. To learn more about this unusual book — click M. KASEY, AUTHOR, above.
- * Moses 3;5