Jiggerj Posted February 15, 2012 Share Posted February 15, 2012 Does anyone else get a sense that 14 billion years isn't enough time for the universe to have formed into what it is today? From the Big Bang we got a whole lot of gas: (From Wiki) The first element produced was hydrogen, along with traces of helium and lithium. Eventually, clouds of hydrogen would coalesce through gravity to form stars, and the heavier elements would be synthesized either within stars or during supernovae. With so many galaxies in the cosmos it seems like it would have taken TRillions and Trillions of years for enough gas to coalesce into the matter we see today. Added to this is the fact that the ever expanding universe would have been pulling hydrogen, helium, and lithium atoms away from each other, causing the formation of stars even that much more difficult and time consuming. The accepted time of 14 billion years just seems way WAY off to me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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