There are many theories of the origin of the universe. Some of these ideas are based on spiritual aspects while some are mind-bending, just as some ideas of our universe.

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the universe? Well, of course, most of you have. Although we’re small compared to the big picture, we thrive on learning more and more about where we came from. Thinking about the universe with its spectacular beauty leaves us dreaming of our origins beyond our imagination.

Just a few ideas about how it began

If you think you’ve heard it all, just take a pause. There are multitudes of theories which explain the origins of how we came into being within our universe. Many of these theories are strange and interesting, to say the least. While many are common theories we’ve heard before, all of them are intriguing. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

1. White holes

You may be familiar with black holes. Most people are. If not, here’s a breakdown. A black hole is the result of a star which has died, creating a hole which sucks in light and all other matter surrounding it. White holes work in the opposite manner. Instead of sucking matter in, they spit it out.

The white hole is an area of spacetime which cannot take any matter in from the outside, only spit it out. Meaning, a white hole could be the birth of a star or a multitude of them. Of course, this is just a hypothetical theory, created by the idea of relativity which is from the brain of Albert Einstein.

2. Big bang theory

One origin could explain, in simple terms, the beginning of the universe. The Big bang theory is a popular one, especially among those who do not believe in creationism. Basically, the big bang theory says the universe came from a singular solid mass.

At one instant, everything began to expand. Matter and energy flew throughout the blackness to create the universe. This left background radiation behind the expanding universe. In the 1920s, Edwin Hubble brought forth this theory of the expanding universe, hence the evolution of the Big bang theory.

3. Theory of slow freeze

So, what if the Big bang wasn’t the actual beginning, but just a part of the process? Well, with the slow freeze theory, that is very possible. In this theory, it seems the universe started in a cold and empty pre-existence.

The particles in this existence became so heavy while gravity weakened, thus warming by radiation coming from the heavier masses. The Big bang may not have been a big band at all, but a slow warming and expanding process producing stars, and then whole galaxies over billions of years.

4. Mirage of the black hole

black hole paradox

The universe may have strange origins, much like this one. Get ready to wrap your mind around this. Physicists suggested that our universe is simply a 3-dimensional sphere within a 4-dimensional universe. I guess you can say a universe inside another.

We never existed until a 4D star collapsed creating a 3D black hole, or an Event horizon. Material from the collapsed star formed a 3-dimensional membrane around the event horizon. Then expansion occurred within the membrane, hence the universe we know.

5. Plasma creation

The plasma theory focuses on electromagnetism. The basic idea is that some kind of electrical process created everything in the present universe. This includes stars, comets, and the sun. Many people believe what surrounds them are huge filaments of ions and electrons. Forces from electromagnetism warp the electrons and ions. This theory suggests that the universe has an infinite age and size.

6. No beginning/ no end

Otherwise known as the Steady state theory, the idea that the universe has no big bang or no marvelous creation, may be hard to swallow. However, this was the belief until the 1960s. Some still believe it.

There is a perfect cosmologic principle which states that the universe is the same no matter where you look. There is non-stop creation of matter that changes the density in the expanding universe. Since the universe is the same everywhere all the time, it has no beginning and no end.

7. Pulsating universe

dark energy universe

This theory is interesting as well. It’s concerning the expansion and retraction of the universe. This idea states that the universe is always expanding…until it stops. The pulsating theory states that at some time this expansion could stop and then retract.

The retraction may reach a certain size and then a huge explosion similar to the big bang occurs, hence starting the process all over again. This is why it’s called the pulsating theory.

What’s your theory?

So, how did it all begin? How did so many beautiful cosmic and heavenly sites come into being? Honestly, it’s a mystery. We do, however, have theories which help us understand how the birth of the universe may have occurred.

In earlier times, there were only two popular theories of how our existence began: the Big bang theory and the belief in celestial creation. In modern times, the Big bang theory is widely acknowledged. Although the big bang theory may be the most popular theory around, there are many more intriguing ideas, as you can see above.

So, what do you think? What is your theory of the origin of this vast universe?

References:

  1. https://map.gsfc.nasa.gov
  2. https://scienceandtechnology.jpl.nasa.gov


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