Asymmetrical Supernova Velocities
According to the Union 2 data set obtained from the Supernova Cosmology Project, measurements of the velocities of type 1A supernova indicate that the universe appears to be expanding asymmetrically. Physicists working with the data have found that there is a perferred axis with the universe expanding faster in one direction, implying a possible egg-shaped anisotropy at the largest scale of the universe. This egg-shaped anomaly has also been observed at the atomic scale.... Read More
The seemingly egg-shaped nature of the universe's expansion based on observations of type 1A supernova implies that the universe may not be perfectly isotropic. However, the the current flat universe model has no room to accommodate anything less than an absolutely isotropic universe. If the anomalous observations of type 1A supernova velocities are correct and representative of the expansion (and that, it can be argued, is a big if), then our flat universe model is broken.... and all the kings horses and all the kings men will not be able to put it together again.