Friday, May 29, 2009

Gamma ray burst

Yesterday I was watching the science channel. They were showing the unexplained phenomena of Gamma Ray Burst(GRB).

They set up the problem:
1)GRBs occur anywhere on the celestial sphere.
2)GRB's Redshift was to the far red.
3)The amount of energy released by a GRB is tremendous.

Let's take point 2 first.
The redshift of these explosions is to the far red. This means they occurred outside our galaxy, in a galaxy far, far away. These explosions occur outside our best detectors range. This means they are more that 15 billion light years away. They are outside our known data of the limited expanse we call the universe. We only see 15 billion light years, so according to mainstream astronomers that is it. The universe is only 15 billion light years across.

We can only see the explosion for a short period of time. In that time the astronomical community pointed all available detectors at the explosion. They captured all wavelengths of the explosion. The science channel showed a composite picture of all the available wavelengths.

Point 1)
GRBs occur anywhere on the celestial sphere. This means to me that there are massive explosion occurring outside the known bounds our universe. They are not on the galactic plane. They are not close to where astronomers have found our great explosion. They are everywhere.

Point 3)
The energy needed to create gamma rays is immense. The fact that these photons have not reduced to radio waves over the distance traveled shows that there is more energy then just the range of gamma rays. The GRB reduced their energy to be gamma rays over the distance traveled. They started out much more energetic.

The energy needed to create gamma ray burst could only come from an immense explosion. The extreme red shift requires that they be at a vast distance. They are evenly disbursed across the sky.

This is a small galactic super cluster. It is analogous to any super massive explosion. These fireworks explode an object of tremendous density producing millions of galaxies. Imagine the energy in the shockwave.

Only a galactic super cluster or larger explosions could generate this kind of energy. This means these larger explosions could be trillions of light years away. Fire off one of these bad boys and you'll see it forever, well almost. This expands the known universe. They are big bangs occurring everywhere in this dark matter/ dark energy universe. Several hundred thousand a year.

This tell me that the universe is larger than currently described. More importantly there are many big bangs per hour.

Continuance of the Universe

addendum 6/16/09

From Nasa (2):

"The September 4 burst, named GRB 050904 for the date it was detected, had a redshift of 6.29, which translates to a distance of about 13 billion light years from Earth. (The Universe is thought to be 13.7 billion years old.) The previous most distant gamma-ray burst had a redshift of 4.5. The most distant quasar known is at redshift 6.4. "

"(Redshift 2 is about 10 billion light years; redshift 5 is about 12 billion light years. Star formation began about 200 million years after the Big Bang, at a redshift between 20 and 10.)"

Therefore the GRBs do not indicate that the universe is older than previously thought.


Being that GRB 050904 is located in the direction of Pieces (I cannot find its RA and dec) and is ~13b ly away. It has a redshift of z=6.295.

Then there is GRB 080913 located in the direction of Leo (RA 4h 22m 54.7s, dec -25° 07' 46.2)with a redshift of z=6.7 at 12.8b ly.

There is also GRB 090423 RA: 09h 55m 33.08s; Dec: +18° 08 58.9) with a redshift of z = 8.2

None of these are near the big bang, the so called origin of all matter and space/time. Each of these is 13b ly away in different directions. If all matter and space/time came from one massive bang then they would all be in a tiny area of the sky.