Far from a smooth, gradual transition, bright galaxies popped onto the scene suddenly.
Science Daily‘s headline evokes memories of Genesis 1:3 – “Let there be light: Super bright galaxies of the early Universe.” Super bright galaxies? Early? That’s right. Lots of them.
For about 150 million years after the Big Bang, the Universe was a “dark” place, made of just hydrogen and helium atoms, as the first stars had yet to be formed.
This all changed with the first generation of stars, so bright and powerful that their light started to break apart hydrogen atoms around them, while their cores produced the elements essential for life itself.
It might sound like a nice creation myth, until you realize it wasn’t predicted by the modern secular gurus of cosmology. Dr. David Sobral of Lancaster University remarked, “what is really surprising is how numerous these spectacular galaxies are.” Just how numerous?
With five bright sources now confirmed, and more to follow, CR7 is now part of a unique ‘team’ of bright early galaxies, suggesting there are tens to hundreds of thousands of similar sources in the entire visible Universe.
These are not individual stars blinking on suddenly so soon after the big bang, but entire galaxies – bright ones. It’s like a Cambrian explosion for cosmologists to worry about.
So the galaxies produced elements essential for life itself. Right. Oxygen, carbon, a little iron, and other simple stuff. Whether it becomes a human body instead of a black hole depends not on having the ingredients, but having the recipe.