WHEN DID OUR ACTUAL UNIVERSE START?
The continuous worldwide research of the beginnings of our Universe has been ongoing for over a century. The sophisticated advances in cosmological technologies have recently brought to light a more exacting description of the cosmological events that are recognized by most of the scientific community. And, as of this date all indications have been shown to be compatible with the Big Bang Theory of our Universe. The latest figures have been shown to be:
Age of the Universe: 13,798 +or-0.037 billion years old
Ordinary (manifested) Matter: 4.9%
Dark Matter: 26.8%
Dark Energy: 68.3% (1)
The premise of this paper will interject whether our Universe could be deemed a Universe without Manifested Matter or the initiation of Manifested Matter 380,000 years after the Big Bang. Without Matter our Universe could not contain galaxies, nor stars, nor anything?We shall explore this concept further.(2)
COSMIC MICROWAVE-BACKGROUND (CMB): MANIFESTED MATTER
Is there an exacting relationship and between The Cosmic Microwave Background and the the initiation the first elements of Manifested Matter?
The all-sky map depicted below is based on the 9 years of Nasa’s WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe)
It shows the oldest light (photons) when the Universe was only 380,000 years old and became transparent for the first time after the Big Bang. The research regarding this event was theoretically predicted in 1934. Its continuing experiments to this present day has without exception shown that this original premise has been verified.
The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) “relic radiation” is found to be almost exactly the same in all directions in the Universe. (3)
It is not the intention herein to relate all the details of the enormous research ongoing relative to the CMB. Nonetheless, the exacting concept of the CMB relationship to the initial formation of the first MATTER in now on the agenda. (3)
DESCRIPTIVE TIMELINE OF TERMS
DECOUPLING: Before decoupling occurs, most of the Photons (light particles) in the Universe are interacting with free Electrons and Protons in the photons baryon fluid plasma. The Protons are the future nuclei of the first elements, hydrogen and helium.
RECOMBINATION: After the Decoupling of photons occurred, the interaction of photons and the baryon-fluid plasma began to attenuate. This occurrence allowed the photons to flow unimpeded throughout the Universe and cleared up the Foggy universe. (4) Further, the free flowing Electrons were then captured by the ever-present Universal Electromagnetic Force, and forced them into orbital relationships with the protons. Thereby, creating the first elements in the Universe, Hydrogen and Helium.These distinct occurrence were measured to be about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. (5)
Therefore, it is obvious from the the plethora of the accumulated documented research that the events of the CMB actually describes the initiation of MANIFESTED MATTER of our Universe. If this 4.9% of MATTER did not manifest, there would not be any stars, nor galaxies nor us. The description of the occurrence of the CMB is actually the initiation of our Universe with its potential for its Evolution.
In reviewing the results of the tremendous body of research nominally described in this paper, THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND (CMB) is much more informative than simply a description of events in the EVOLUTION of our UNIVERSE. The revelation of the PHOTON DECOUPLING EVENT followed by the RECOMBINATION EVENT is the actual recorded description of MANIFESTED MATTER manifesting for the FIRST TIME into our UNIVERSE. The timeline measurement is agreed upon by most cosmologists as 380,000 after the BIG BANG.
If these events would not have occurred, the present day 4.9% of MANIFESTED MATTER would not have happened. Therefore, the HYDROGEN, HELIUM CLOUDS could NOT form; STARS, GALAXIES, MOLECULES, and the rest of the 4.9% of MATTER could not have formed. NO UNIVERSE AS WE KNOW IT; NO US TO BE CONTEMPLATING IT. NOTHING! LET US BE GRATEFUL THAT THE EVENTS DESCRIBED HEREIN OCCURRED.
TO ANSWER THE ORIGINAL QUESTION ASKED IN THE TITLE OF THIS PAPER; OUR UNIVERSE ACTUALLY STARTED WHEN MANIFESTED MATTER CAME INTO FRUITION ABOUT 380,000 AFTER THE BIG BANG.
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NOTE: This author has used Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for over a decade and found that the numerous scientific references therein, were accurate and constantly monitored to be scientifically up to date.