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"New Discovery Upends Einstein's Theory of Gravity"

 
 
Reply Thu 16 Mar, 2017 12:10 pm

From Daily Galaxy:

"Andromeda Once Flew Past Our Milky Way Galaxy At Close Range" --New Discovery Upends Einstein's Theory of Gravity

March 16, 2017

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/.a/6a00d8341bf7f753ef01b8d26b68df970c-800wi

Einstein's theory of gravity may have to be rewritten, after researchers at the University of St Andrews found a gigantic ring of galaxies darting away from us much faster than predicted. This 10 million light year-wide ring made up of small galaxies is expanding rapidly like a mini Big Bang. The team believe our neighboring galaxy, Andromeda, once flew past our own galaxy at close range, creating a sling-shot of several small galaxies.

"If Einstein's gravity were correct, our galaxy would never come close enough to Andromeda to scatter anything that fast," said Hongsheng Zhao, Reader in the School of Physics and Astronomy and co-author of the paper.

If true, the discovery would force a new understanding of gravity and about our cosmos, as such a galactic flyby only makes sense if gravity weakens more slowly as galaxies drift apart than mainstream thinking suggests.

"The ring-like distribution is very peculiar," said Indranil Banik, who led the study. "These small galaxies are like a string of raindrops flung out from a spinning umbrella. I found there is barely a 1 in 640 chance for randomly distributed galaxies to line up in the observed way. I traced their origin to a dynamical event when the Universe was only half its present age."

This tsunami-like wake in the sky was likely stirred up by a near-miss of the speeding Andromeda galaxy with our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The two massive galaxies always orbited each other in a plane and would have scattered dwarf galaxies in their paths, perhaps explaining why the speeding dwarfs are in a plane also containing the Milky Way and Andromeda.

"In Einstein's gravity paradigm, hypothetical dark matter is always invoked," said Banik. "Such a high speed requires 60 times the mass we see in the stars of the Milky Way and Andromeda. However, the friction between their huge halos of dark matter would result in them merging rather than flying 2.5 million light years apart, as they must have done."

"Science progresses through challenges," said Marcel Pawlowski, a Hubble Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, who prompted Mr Banik's discovery. "Together with two other known planes of closer-in satellites, this gigantic ring forms a serious challenge to the standard paradigm."

Anisotropic Distribution of High Velocity Galaxies in the Local Group: arxiv.org/abs/1701.06559
Journal reference: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

The Daily Galaxy via University of St Andrews
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 16 Mar, 2017 12:33 pm
@oristarA,
Ori, by coincidence my theory of 'relative relativity' clearly explains it all

https://able2know.org/topic/370613-1
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 17 Mar, 2017 05:49 pm
why do they say that this upends Newton's Law as well?? A law is merely an equation that works
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Fri 17 Mar, 2017 11:13 pm
My guess is that it's nonsense.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 18 Mar, 2017 11:38 am
@farmerman,
Quote:
why do they say that this upends Newton's Law as well??

Man, this what

Relative Relative upends nothing whatever, it is merely an extension of Einstein/Newton, providing a bridge 'tween'em
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sat 18 Mar, 2017 01:14 pm
@dalehileman,
....demonstrating a link verifying both
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 18 Mar, 2017 01:45 pm
@Brandon9000,
I agree. When an equation works in the real world, whether its a force or a property 0f matter and spce time, is immaterial
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camlok
 
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Reply Sat 18 Mar, 2017 02:00 pm
@Brandon9000,
After the 'guess', a scientist is supposed to do the calculations, then the experiments. Like farmerman does.
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camlok
 
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Reply Sat 18 Mar, 2017 02:02 pm
@farmerman,
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why do they say that this upends Newton's Law as well?


A Ctrl F finds no mention of Newton in the original article, farmerman. All mentions of that name/word come from your post and down.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 18 Mar, 2017 02:13 pm
@camlok,
do I get any extra credit if I make-believe that I give a **** what you have to say?
camlok
 
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Reply Sat 18 Mar, 2017 02:44 pm
@farmerman,
No, your "science" speaks volumes all by its lonesome.
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