Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Rampson Theory of Solar System Genesis - Introduction - Setting the stage

A Short History of the Early Universe

The Big Bang started the chain of events that eventually led to the Earth and mankind. After the initial "Bang", the Universe expanded like a giant balloon. While this expansion was taking place, the initial "dust" (hydrogen,helium) formed into "structures" where gravity started pulling them together.

First, Hypergiant stars (the size of galaxies) formed, and they "burned out" quickly - supernova-ing and "enriching" the surrounding dust with heavier elements (metals), while becoming supermassive black holes.

The Big Bang
These supermassive black holes had tremendous gravity, and they pulled more and more "dust" in - growing larger (more gravity). This gravity and the dust movement created Galaxies. And while this dust was moving, gravity caused more stars to form. These stars were not as large as the first (Gen I) stars, these were (just) the "Giant" stars. This Gen II star formation went on for 4 billion years and was pretty much complete by 9 billion years ago (Gya). So for the first 4-5 billion years of the Universe, it was a black hole/galaxy/star builder - after that, it pretty much flies away (galaxies moving apart).
Star formation in a galaxy
It is right at the end of this Gen II star building epoch, where our own Solar System story starts.

(NOTE: This Intro is highly condensed - even to the point of inaccuracy. There are many different theories about parts of this timeline - I have tried to make it simple in order to get past it quickly and delve into my own Solar System theory.

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