Why Astronomers Might Be Wrong About the Universe

Why Astronomers Might Be Wrong About the Universe

We all like to believe that those smart guys from NASA and other space agencies have done a good job at figuring out what’s the deal with the Universe – how it works, how it appeared, why is it the way it is, and so on. And we’re not here to prove them wrong, although there are still a lot of questions that need answers.

Until 100 years ago, astronomers didn’t have any proof that many more galaxies exist out there except for the Milky Way. It was thanks to the observations of the American astronomer Edwin Hubble that it all changed.  

But even so, astronomers nowadays still have a lot more to learn.

Is the Universe skewed?

For a lot of time, astronomers believed that the Universe has a uniform shape and that it maintains it despite its everlasting expansion. But as Futurism.com reveals, some scientists are now claiming that the Universe is skewed and not looking more or less the same regardless of where you look, as the current theories claim.

Subir Sarkar, who’s a professor at the University of Oxford, explains for New Scientist why he thinks the current understanding of the Universe is not the best one. He stated as Futurism.com quotes:

We are in a very unenviable position in that most of our colleagues don’t even want to hear about it.

Sarkar believes that the reasoning behind the speculation lies in the fact that astronomers can’t know exactly how far apart galaxies are, but also because there aren’t too many known galaxies in the first place. It’s possible that from our perspective on Earth, the Universe could only appear as it’s expanding at a given rate.

Feel free to leave us your own thoughts in the comment section of the article!

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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