Could the Standard Model of the Universe be Wrong?

A new set of precision distance measurements made with the aid of an international collection of radio telescopes have increased the likelihood that theorists need to take another look at the standard model, which is a description of the fundamental nature of the Universe.

These new distance measurements have permitted astronomers to refine the way the Hubble Constant is calculated. The Hubble Constant is the expansion rate of the Universe and it is a value important for testing the theoretical model describing the evolution and the composition of the Universe. The issue lies with the fact that new measurements highlight a certain discrepancy between the previous measurements of the Hubble Constant and the value that the model predicts when it is applied to measurements of the cosmic microwave background, taken with the so-called Planck satellite.

James Braatz, a researcher affiliated with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, has recently stated that galaxies are actually nearer than the standard model of cosmology predicts. This corroborates a problem that was identified in other types of distance measurements. Braatz explained that there existed a lengthy debate over whether this issue lies in the model itself or in the measurements that were used in order to test the model. The scientists’ work consists of using a distance measurement technique, which is entirely independent of all others. The researchers then reinforce the disparity between the measured and the predicted values. Most likely, the basic cosmological model involved during the predictions is the problem.

Braatz leads the Megamaser Cosmology Project, which is an international effort to measure the Hubble Constant. This is done by searching for and identifying galaxies that have certain properties and lend themselves to yield precise geometric distances. This project has used the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array, together with the Effelsberg telescope in Germany. The results of the research were published in the academic journal, “Astrophysical Journal Letters”.

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  1. A simple equation from ‘The Principle of Astrogeometry’ (Kindle) gives the Hubble Constant.
    It is :- 2 X a megaparsec X C, divided by Pi to the power of 21 = 70.98047 K / S / Mpc. For this equation, C is the speed of light in the Aether (Maxwell), and a parsec is the standard unit of 3.26 light years. So now this issue is neatly settled using simple algebra. The Prophet Isaiah described this Hubble expansion in his Chapter 40, where Isaiah states the Lord stretches the Heavens (Aether). This confirms the reciprocal of 70.98047 is 13.778 billion light years, but as this is also unchanging in value with time, it is not the age of the universe, but the Hubble horizon distance. Ignoring this equation means theoretical cosmology is stuck forever down a dark blind alley, and the cosmologist are now appearing to be stubborn fools clinging to the false big bang hypothesis, for reasons that cannot be honest science, but supporting some other agenda, David Hine

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