Astronomers Discover Incredibly Rare ‘Fossil Cloud’ Created Minutes After the Big Bang

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Created minutes after the Big Bang........dude...............

Astronomers Discover Incredibly Rare ‘Fossil Cloud’ Created Minutes After the Big Bang
Astronomers working at the mountaintop Keck Observatory in Hawaii have discovered an incredibly rare “fossil cloud” of pure hydrogen created minutes after the Big Bang. According to the astronomers, it is one of only three fossils—pristine clouds of gas that provide astronomers with an unadulterated look at materials from the early universe—known to exist.

Researchers believe the hydrogen within the cloud was produced minutes after the Big Bang and has somehow managed to remain almost entirely untainted by metals from exploding stars for 1.5 billion years, making this fossil incredibly rare. Understanding the distribution of these fossil clouds can help astronomers better understand how heavy metals were distributed in the early universe and why some gas clouds formed stars and galaxies while others didn’t.​
“Everywhere we look, the gas in the universe is polluted by waste heavy elements from exploding stars,” Fred Robert, a graduate student at the Swinburne University of Technology and lead author of the research paper describing the fossil, said in a statement. “But this particular cloud seems pristine.”​
...“If it has any heavy elements at all, it must be less than one-ten thousandth of the proportion we see in our sun,” Robert said. “This is extremely low [and] the most compelling explanation is that it’s a true relic of the Big Bang.”​

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...ssil-cloud-created-minutes-after-the-big-bang
 
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Most remarkable. It is a wonder that we have come to exist at this time. If humanity sprung up millions of years from now, we may never have been able to see any of this.
 

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They have absolutely no way to substantiate this claim
You are absolutely wrong.

The accumulation of data coupled with ever-improving technologies are peeling the onion layer by layer.

The universe "makes sense," and humans are making sense of it. no conspiracy theories needed.
 
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You are absolutely wrong.

The accumulation of data coupled with ever-improving technologies are peeling the onion layer by layer.

The universe "makes sense," and humans are making sense of it. no conspiracy theories needed.
Lol.

Its one thing when they see a floating rock and exclaim "we have never seen anything like this before"

It is very, very different than what this is claiming. There is absolutely no way this claim can be substituted. This is ridiculous, shit the "big bang" is just a guess. To tray and say "we know w/o a shadow of a doubt what this substance is and that is from minutes after the big bang" is just crazy.
 

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Lol.

Its one thing when they see a floating rock and exclaim "we have never seen anything like this before"

It is very, very different than what this is claiming. There is absolutely no way this claim can be substituted. This is ridiculous, shit the "big bang" is just a guess. To tray and say "we know w/o a shadow of a doubt what this substance is and that is from minutes after the big bang" is just crazy.
Yeah, the entirety of everything is a conspiracy, every thing, in Sabcat's world.

All you have done is to demonstrate for the world to see that you are anti-science, a self-correcting discipline btw, and that you are too lazy or too dumb to comprehend even a layman's explanation of a theory that has made predictions which have been for the most part confirmed by observations.

This report is an example of a prediction confirmed by observation. The BB theory predicted that a big majority of the first matter to "condense" from the energy released by the BB would be .... hydrogen.

Here is the paper: Exploring the origins of a new, apparently metal-free gas cloud atz = 4.4

Please review it, and explain in your own words why there is absolutely no way this claim can be [sic] substituted. Your appeal to "everybody knows" won't cut it.
 
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