Cosmology and theoretical topics about the Universe

Richard Chamberlain July 30, 2019

Reviewing interesting topics about the universe

topics about the Universe

Topics about the universe have fascinated humans for ages. Be it fiction or films, interesting topics about the universe have acted as inspiration for many. Richard W. Chamberlain’s book “Tick Tock Universe” is one book where readers can find interesting scientific subjects (black hole, in particular) acting as the central premise.

 

The Big Bang

The journey of the universe started with the Big Bang. The universe is anticipated to be roughly 13.7 billion years old (± 130 million years). This figure was arrived at when astronomers measured the universe’s energy density and composition of matter, which helped them to conclude how speedily the universe expanded in the past. Consequently, it was possible for researchers to turn back the hands of time and identify the time when the Big Bang happened. The time in between this initial unfolding of all the dimensions and today gives one the age of the universe.

 

Black hole

When someone talks about interesting topics about the universe, the term “black hole” (the phrase being generally credited to John Wheeler in 1967, who is an American physicist) features high on the list. A black hole refers to a region of an incredibly massive object commonly bordered by what is known as the event horizon where the gravitational field is so great that it’s impossible for anything to escape (which includes even electromagnetic radiation like visible light) its warping of the space-time continuum.

 

General theory of relativity

The general theory of relativity (by Einstein) is one of the more interesting topics about the universe. It features high on the list of research paper topics about the universe. Apart from explaining the movement of the planets, this theory can also explain the universe’s history and expansion, the physics behind how light from distant galaxies and stars become bent around massive objects and as well as the theory of black holes. There are almost an infinite number of solutions to Dr. Einstein’s theory of Relativity. To date the solutions have configured many of the far-reaching theories concerned with how our Universe came into being and even providing steps toward eleven-dimensional super gravity.

It should be noted here that General Theory of Relativity has been proven by the eclipse of the Sun allowing the star light directly behind the Sun being bent about the chromosphere.  It as well has been proven by the necessity of a time dilation effect being inserted within the GPS satellite signal used by all of the terrestrial GPS systems on the surface of the planet.

 

Call to action:

What more would you like to add to the list of interesting topics about the universe? Share them with me in the comments section below. To take the conversation forward, reach out to me via Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. If you would like to read a fiction where black holes play an important role, make sure to check out my book Tick Tock Universe.

 

 

References:

Chow, Denise. “7 Surprising Things About the Universe.” Space.com, October 4, 2011. https://www.space.com/13172-7-surprising-universe-facts.html

Ferreira, Pedro. “Instant Expert: General relativity.” New Scientist, Accessed May 17, 2019. https://www.newscientist.com/round-up/instant-expert-general-relativity/

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Richard W. Chamberlain

Richard W. Chamberlain served in the US Navy submarine force for twelve years. He earned a mathematics degree . . .

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