My Uneducated Theory about the Universe
I’m about to show my lack of astronomical knowledge here.
If you’re an astronomer or astrophysicist, I would be pretty stoked if you could explain how humanity knows my theory is wrong. I know almost nothing about astronomy, but that’s not stopping me from theorizing. While my typical articles include scientific evidence backing up my claims, this one relies heavily on intuition of physics.
There is still good reason to think undiscovered fundamental particles act as gravitational glue for galaxies.www.scientificamerican.com
Most of the scientific community thinks that there are some sort of mysterious particles out in the universe that explain the gravitational forces resulting in the accelerating expansion of the universe. The elusive material has been termed dark matter, which emanates dark energy. Dark matter was conceptualized as a way to explain the gravitational activity in the universe, microwave anomalies, and bending of light around celestial bodies.
Factions of scientists are proposing modifying Einstein’s theory of gravity to explain these observations. That is a HUGE proposition. Is it reasonable to modify the theory of gravity to explain something we can’t see that’s millions of miles away? There has to be a better explanation.
My Theory on the Universe
What if dark matter and its anomalies are actually caused by asteroids?
Asteroids have mass and we can’t see them, especially when they’re distant. Clusters of asteroids at the periphery of galaxies and the universe could have enough gravity to pull galaxies apart.
It doesn’t seem so far-fetched when you consider that astronomers are still having trouble explaining orbital deviations in our own solar system. They theorized about a Planet X which is unlikely to exist, according to NASA.
Why is the universe expanding at an accelerating pace? That’s the main question astronomers have had since I was a kid.
Imagine that the universe is a sphere of loosely distributed solar systems. If we assume that the traditional theory of gravity is correct, the only thing causing this sphere to expand would be bodies with mass outside the universal sphere. As these bodies pull the universe apart, an equal and opposite force is exerted on them, accelerating them back toward the visible universe.
Perhaps when the Big Bang occurred, the fastest-moving, earliest bodies to explode outward were the smallest fragments, the asteroids. The larger fragments followed shortly after these asteroids in the universe-birthing explosion.
These asteroids could still have outbound momentum today, but gravity of the universe as we know it is causing negative acceleration on these asteroids, so they are either slowing down as they expand outward, or they are speeding up on their trajectory back toward the visible universe.
That’s the core of the theory, and now I’ll take a wild stab at predicting the distant future.
In millions of years, as the bulk mass of the asteroids is pulled back into the confines of the visible universe, this acceleration will reverse. Visible bodies at the edge of the universe will begin accelerating back toward the center of the universe as the asteroids get pulled back out toward the periphery.
This will lead to something that resembles spherical oscillation. The asteroids and visible bodies will oscillate around a spherical-like boundary that progressively gets smaller. Ultimately the sphere collapses back in on itself as the gravitational forces pull everything together.
In order to visualize that, imagine the watermelon explosion shown above, but it is now in space with nothing around it. The small pieces are farthest away from the explosion, and they would accelerate back toward the center of the explosion due to gravity immediately after they are ejected. They’d reverse course and pass the big watermelon chunks on their way back. Then the outbound large chunks would be pulled back toward the center, and their mass would cause the inbound small pieces to accelerate outward. This oscillation process would repeat itself until all of the chunks are so close together that they end up pulling each other back into a new watermelon.
Come at me, bro.