Galaxies Rudely Surprise Cosmologists

People have worldviews by which they live their lives. They interpret all kinds of evidence, and obviously, that includes scientists. From that worldview, scientists have speculations, hypotheses, theories, and all that good stuff. They have expectations and models that are expected to support their ideas.

The prevailing viewpoint in cosmogony and cosmology is the Big Bang, so if that were true, observations should fit the models, yes? After the great cosmic inflation, stars formed, exploded, caused other stars and planets, then eventually particles-to-planetologist evolution would occur.

Starburst Galaxy Messier 82 from Hubble, NASA / ESA / The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) (usage does not imply endorsement)

Stars and galaxies are in the wrong place and time according to secular views. As usual, rescuing devices and excuses were utilized to explain away what are further problems for old universe cosmology. Such discoveries are well in keeping with biblical views of recent creation.

It shouldn’t be, but it is: the vast majority of stars and galaxies appeared in the first 10% of the universe. (For the sake of argument, we will assume the secular cosmological timeline that believes the universe is about 13.7 billion years old.)

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A PhD student analyzed more than 20,000 distant galaxies from Hubble Telescope data and other sources. The results were unexpected.

You can read the entire article at "Stars Burst Into Existence." Be sure to come back afterward, there's another item you can take for a spin.

Spiral galaxies have been problematic for Big Bang concepts for many years. One of the most basic woes is that their arms still maintain their shapes, which should not happen over billions of Darwin years. Another problem is that they have bulges in their centers like I have, and disk galaxies of that order should not have them. Then there is the problem of colliding galaxies (traffic laws are not enforced), and the shapes are wrong.

We often see how computer models are used to torture the data until secularists obtain whatever confessions are needed. Here, however, the models could not support the Big Bang. They were also unable to make dark matter fix the situations, either.

Observations fit what biblical creationists are saying: The universe was created recently, God is the Creator, and he makes the rules. Secular scientists should drop the adoration of atheistic materialism, take off their Darwin spectacles, and cowboy up to the truth.

The galaxy we live in, the Milky Way, is a ‘late-type’ galaxy, as are most of the galaxies in the local universe. These galaxies are rotation dominated (star motion is predominantly circular) as opposed to the ‘early-type’ galaxies which are dispersion dominated (star motion is random). Late type galaxies possess a prominent disk (see Figure 1). The Sloan Digital Sky Survey shows that about 80% of local universe galaxies are either spiral or lenticular in their structure (i.e. late-type).

But the University of Bonn researchers found the latest big bang super-computer simulations produce very few late-type galaxies.

This is because the simulations show that galaxies lose a lot of angular momentum. So much so that the simulations are unable to produce bulgeless disk galaxies, yet many are observed. This has been identified in numerous studies since the 1990’s and is known as the ‘angular momentum’ problem.

The full article is located at "Spiral galaxies: too many for the big bang."