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November 11, 2011

Pristine Big Bang Gas Found

Pure gas that was formed only minutes after the Big Bang was discovered approximately 12 billion light-years away from Earth was recently discovered. "Pure" meaning that the clouds comprised of the gas contains only Hydrogen and Deuterium, elements created moments after the Big Bang. There were only two clouds found, but scientists have always predicted that pure gas clouds such as the ones discovered had existed. It was simply that no one had found them previously.


Posted by joshin at November 11, 2011 10:16 AM


It's very strange that only hydrogen and its isotope deuterium was found in this class, I wonder what implications this has for the Big Bang Theory.

Posted by: jeffsong at November 11, 2011 04:01 PM

I agree, I wonder why no other elements were found. Could this have anything to do with life on Earth? What if a big bang happened on other planets?

Posted by: dhurvitz at November 15, 2011 12:37 AM

how is this going to help explain the formation of the universe?
It is a pretty awesome discovery.

Posted by: buruken at November 28, 2011 07:47 PM

Though scientists predicted these existed, it is still an enormous feat to discover the actual gas particles that formed all life as we know it.

Posted by: balerner at November 29, 2011 10:54 AM

This is a strong evidence for Big Bang Theory, but i always wonder what triggered the Big bang.

Posted by: hanwen at November 30, 2011 12:38 AM

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