Has anyone ever considered the possibility that gravity waves from the Big Bang are still having an effect on us, and maybe we just happened to live during the moment where we see the distortion to be expanding?
How Big Bang is measured:
The Big Bang theory is based on measuring that the source of light from distance galaxies are moving farther away from us. The conclusion that the universe is expanding at an exponential rate is based on same methods.
What are Gravity Waves:
Gravity is known to have an affect on light and spacetime. Gravity waves are caused when there is a change of gravitational attraction between you and the source (i.e. instead of being pulled by 1 star [our Sun], imagine being pulled by 2 stars that are orbiting each other; the gravitational attraction would chance each time they orbit each other, thus sending out gravity waves due to this constant change of gravity).
Possibilities for end of universe:
According to laws of physics, it's logical to assume that the universe will eventually stop expanding and pull itself back together (The Big Crunch). But, seeing that the universe is expanding faster and faster, scientists are acknowledging the possibility that the universe will forever expand and never be able to hold itself together (The Big Rip).
Out of curiosity, what I've been wondering about is, has anyone ever considered the possibility that gravity waves from the Big Bang are still having an effect on us, and maybe we just happened to live during the moment where we see the distortion to be expanding?
What got me thinking:
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