Another Elderly Galaxy Trashes the Big Bang
Thanks to Mike de Hilster for yet another link to an "elderly galaxy" (http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Astronomers_report_the_earliest_spiral_galaxy_ever_seen_a_shocking_discovery_999.html).
It takes at least 12 billion years to make a galaxy like this one (BX442). That is the age of the Milky Way, which also is a spiral complete with a dense nucleus (a so-called “black hole”). With 10.7 billion years of light travel time, that would make BX442 about 22.7 billion years old right now, if it is still there. Even the solar system is 4.5 billion years old. The idea that a spiral galaxy could have formed in only 3 billion years is preposterous. No wonder Big Bangers Law and Shapley were “blown away.” Guess they haven’t been following the literature. These objects have been evident for at least 3 years. A whole galactic cluster that must be even older was discovered 2 years ago. See my Blogs at:
Oh well, I guess it isn’t any more stupid than decreasing taxes to pay off the deficit and laying off workers to provide jobs.