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(cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe

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In fact, that the newly observed distant quasars with a high fraction of heavy elements [18] has already brought the big bang model in a rather difficult situation.
No sooner had the Big Bang model seemingly resolved all the mysteries of the cosmos than there appeared a set of difficulties which rendered it problematic.
The biggest problem with the big bang model is the bang itself," Quach said.
Of headline importance, this book will be seen to positively rule out the popular Big Bang model of creation
The observations cited in the article don't contradict the basic Big Bang model.
He ran through the exercise for the Big Bang model, and arrived at a figure of -3 (17 free parameters against 14 measured).
This era started 100 years ago with the publication of Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity and came to its height in the 1920s when the theory of relativity was used to develop the big bang model.
Now MEC Publishing is releasing the information used to construct this new model which uses all of the data used to construct the current big bang model and adds this new observation, patterns that can be observed by anyone, resulting in an entirely new and unexpected structure.
The discovery, which helped to confirm the Big Bang model, spurred a new era in which astronomers have probed the microwave sky in finer and finer detail in their effort to understand the origin of the universe.
Moreover, the Big Bang model would tend to produce a cosmos whose composition and density would vary widely from place to place and whose overall geometry would be warped or curved.
The Big Bang model has been phenomenally successful in explaining the events that took place beginning one-hundredth of a second after the birth of the universe.
Indeed, direction is meaningless in the simplest version of the Big Bang model, which holds that the primordial universe expanded uniformly, like a perfectly spherical balloon.
A less likely alternative, he says, is that the Big Bang model must be incomplete or wrong.
As it happens, the Big Bang model, accepted by most astronomers, has these attributes.
Burbidge and his colleagues assert that their theory, known as quasi-steady state cosmology (QSSC), recently predicts the temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation, a feat that the Big Bang model can't as yet accomplish.