Written by Chuck
Monday, 30 November 2009 11:07
I don't know in what class this image might be used (perhaps in
writing, as inspiration for an essay?) but it is a fascinating look
back at the beginning of existence. The map projection used makes all
of the sky look like an egg, and the colors make me think of an Easter
egg - fittingly, for since the Big Bang, stars ultimately were made,
destroyed and rebirthed many times.
The pinks and the blues represent radiation left over from the Big
Bang about 14.5 billion years ago. This was before stars, planets,
galaxies or even atoms formed. This is the birth of everything, with
all the future stemming from these wisps of clumped radiation. Was all
of the future predetermined by the nature and distribution of the
elements created in the big bang? Were stars and galaxies inevitable or
could a universe of nothingness have occurred? Was my 1973 VW camper
programmed to exist billions of years later?
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