One of the biggest mysteries in cosmology could be explained by a controversial theory in which the universe explodes into existence not just once, but repeatedly in endless cycles of death and rebirth.
Called the cyclic universe theory, it could potentially explain why a mysterious repulsive form of energy known as the “cosmological constant,” which is accelerating the expansion of the universe, is several orders of magnitude smaller than predicted by the standard Big Bang model.
Now, I’ve never been a fan of the traditional Big Bang Theory. It just has too many practical holes. The one that bothers me most is the question of what was there before the big bang? Something had to be. You just don’t normally get something from nothing. So, a LONG time ago, I came up with the cyclic theory. Now, apparently it’s catching on.
But, that still doesn’t explain what was there before the first one.