May 4, 2006
Oops... Mu Isn't Always Constant?
Damn. Physicists, astronomers and cosmologists might have a hell of a lot of work to make up.
They have found that mu (the difference in the ratio of mass between proton/electron), has not always been constant.
Let me repeat that: the constant, mu, may not have always been constant.
This, if true, will have huge repercussions. Just about everything we know about cosmology will have to be reconfigured, even the actual age of the universe, which is determined largely by radiation.
In the immortal words of big oil: hell, it'll create jobs.