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Mass from redshifted radiation

  1. Sep 13, 2003 #1
    This posting relates to my earlier posting and might explain the nature of one or more forms of nonbaryonic matter. It proposes that the mass of such matter represents the energy lost from redshifted radiation. For example, the energy that has been lost from cosmic microwave background radiation now exists as cold dark matter.

    This means that the overall mass of the universe increases if the amount of mass originating from redshifted radiation is greater than the loss of mass from processes such as fusion and accretion.

    My earlier posting proposed that G not only functions as the gravitational constant, but paradoxically it also relates to the expansion of the universe by providing the universe with 6.67E-11 m^3 of volume per s^2 for each kg of mass in the universe. Discrepancies arising between the formulas of that premise and observations might now be explained in view of the above infromation about changes of mass in the universe. For example, as with all other matter, new nonbaryonic matter originating from redshifted radiation contributes to the expansion of the universe rather than its collapse do to additional gravity sources.
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  3. Sep 14, 2003 #2


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    JMartin, I cant comment on your speculation here but just
    want to check to see if you are OK on calculating the
    energy density of the CMB

    to find the joules per cubic kilometer you would raise the temp (2.73 kelvin) to the fourth power and multiply by
    7.57 E-7 (anybody have a different figure?)

    since last scattering the wavelengths of CMB have been
    stretched by a factor of 1100

    that is, it has lost all but about a thousandth of its energy by redshift.

    so you should be able to calculate how much energy should be in some other form, per cubic kilometer, if all the lost CMB energy (from the photons in a cubic kilometer) were somehow converted into something else like "dark matter"

    it might not be enough to account for the estimated amount of dark matter in a cubic km, or to account for the estimated amount of dark energy

    you have to check to see if the books balance

    (balancing the books is a necessary but not sufficient condition for the theory to work)

    what do you calculate for the lost CMB energy per cubic kilometer?
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2003
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