Mar 24, 2021

Cosmic Inflation Was Likely Not A One-Off Event, Says Astronomer

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“Whooshes of creation” may be producing multiverses at this moment, says astronomer.

The cosmic inflation credited with creating the homogeneous universe which we now enjoy was likely not a one-off event, University of California, Berkeley astronomer Alexei Filippenko, told me. In fact, these ‘whooshes of creation’ may be producing multiverses even at this moment, says Filippenko.

The idea of an exponential, faster-than-light expansion of the early universe, was first put forth by MIT astrophysicist Alan Guth in 1981. And today, Inflation theory is used to explain the Cosmos’ current size, expansion, homogeneity and the fact that it appears to be geometrically flat, I noted in a 2011 issue of Astronomy magazine.

“Inflation happened within the first trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second of the universe’s existence,” said Filippenko. “It disappeared and then transformed itself into the material that eventually formed us.”

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