Problems with the Big Bang Theory:  Where is the Antimatter?
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACSJ0717.5+3745. This is one of six being studied by the Hubble Frontier Fields programme, which together have produced the deepest images of gravitational lensing ever made. Due to the huge mass of the cluster it is bending the light of background objects, acting as a magnifying lens. It is one of the most massive galaxy clusters known, and it is also the largest known gravitational lens. Of all of the galaxy clusters known and measured, MACS J0717 lenses the largest area of the sky.

Problems with the Big Bang Theory: Where is the Antimatter?

The theory the universe came into being as a result of the explosion of an infinitely small point called a singularity, The so-called “Big-bang Theory,” is riddled with problems. One of the most significant issues is the apparent lack of antimatter in the universe. Energy can be converted into matter in a laboratory, but these experiments always produce an equal amount of matter and antimatter. Each particle of matter has a corresponding anti-particle which is identical but opposite. If these particles come in contact with each other, the result is annihilation.

If the Big Bang happened, it would have produced an equal amount of matter and antimatter. The problem is that the universes is almost entirely made of matter, with virtually no antimatter. One theory that scientist suggest is that the matter and antimatter separated into distinct regions in the universe. However, if this were true in the area between the matter and the antimatter regions there would be collisions between matter and antimatter, resulting in annihilations. This annihilation would generate huge gamma-ray bursts. Since scientist have not detected these gamma-ray bursts, it is clear that there are no antimatter regions of space. The lack of antimatter in the universe disproves the Big Bang Theory.



Lisle, Jason. Taking Back Astronomy. Arizona: Master Books, 2009

“Missing Antimatter Challenges the ‘Big Bang’ Theory.” Journal of Creation 12, no. 3, page 256, December 1998.

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