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Universal mass than a proton?

  1. Dec 11, 2011 #1
    Universal mass <<<< than a proton???

    Of all the models and theories that are being tossed about as fact,
    the one that I have the most trouble with is that:

    prior to the Big Bang, ALL mass....the Dark Energy, Dark Matter, and the mere 5% that comprises all the visible structures....stars, galaxies, gas, etc was packed into an infinitely small volume<<<<<< than a proton!? =O

    Is that just an assumption when we extrapolate backwards in time?

    Is it not possible that the volume was more reasonable, e.g. the Milky Way, still an incredibly
    tiny volume to contain the mass of the entire universe?

    I did a search about "singularity" but don't see an answer to my question.

    Thanks,
    Cal
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2011 #2

    e.bar.goum

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    Re: Universal mass <<<< than a proton???

    Ah, not necessarily infinitely small, but infinitely dense.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 #3
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    Infinitely dense makes sense. :smile:
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 #4

    e.bar.goum

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    Re: Universal mass <<<< than a proton???

    If you say so.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 #5

    Chronos

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    Re: Universal mass <<<< than a proton???

    The mathematical singularity of the 'big bang' is not considered a realistic model by most modern cosmologists.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 #6
    Re: Universal mass <<<< than a proton???

    Thanks.....I'm just at the beginning of the learning curve, and only have a undergrad math background.

    Actually, I can't comprehend infinite anything, but somehow infinite density
    is more acceptable to me with my limited knowledge and IQ than compressing
    everything into something infinitely small.


    Later....

    came to the conclusion that I really don't need or want to know the answer....infinitely academic, and uncertain.

    But thanks for the time & consideration. =)
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
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