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Scientists have re-examined the unproven photographic hypothesis, which states that the universe has existed for approximately 27 billion years

Scientists have re-examined the unproven photographic hypothesis, which states that the universe has existed for approximately 27 billion years

Scientists have found a way to explain the anomalies that do not fit with current hypotheses about the age of the universe. It consists in revising the existing hypothesis of tired light.

What is known

It is generally accepted that the Big Bang occurred approximately 13.8 billion years ago. Experts came to this conclusion after analyzing the phenomenon of increasing the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation of the observer in relation to the wavelength of radiation emitted by the sources. It was called the “redshift”.

Everything would be fine with this premise, but there are too many anomalies that it doesn’t fit. The James Webb telescope found many galaxies and supermassive black holes in the early universe that should not have existed there. Another problem is the star Methuselah, also known as HD 140283. It is believed to be more than 14 billion years old, which means it must be older than the universe.

The photography hypothesis was put forward nearly 100 years ago. Astronomer Fritz Zwicky proposed in 1929 that light loses energy as it travels through the universe. The reason for this is the collision of photons with dust, gas and cosmic force fields.

This hypothesis has been disproved, but Canadian scientists recently updated the model with the Paul Dirac equation, which describes the interaction of particles on a quantum level. They now assume that our universe is about 26.7 billion years old.

source: Ottawa