Stonehenge, found in England’s Salisbury plain, is thought by many to be a calendar of sorts that tracked the movement of the Sun. But through my research I found out a few things about Stonehenge that would surprise anyone. First of all, Stonehenge took 3 million man hours to create and was built over the span of 1,500 years. The massive stones found there came from all over England and some of the blue stones were found to come from Wales. Some of the bodies found buried around Stonehenge date back to 4200 B.C. and are said to be the bodies of Neolithic men and women.
Where Stonehenge strays from the assumption that it was used mainly to track movement of the Sun was determined by researchers and archaeologists who found the bodies buried near Stonehenge with their skulls pointing towards the North towards the Moon. It is said that these people saw the Moon as a symbol of death. Also found at Stonehenge were the bodies of women and children, suggesting this was a place for sacrifices of the most brutal kind.
I was stunned to find out that a place like this is surrounded by so much death and this is discussed very little when talking about Stonehenge and its history.
Sources: Stonehenge video
I didn’t know much about the Big bang Theory so when I went to do research the Big Bang theory was explained to me very simply. First off the Big Bang happened for three main reasons: the universe was once very hot, the universe is expanding, and the universe used to be very dense. Correct me if I am wrong, but basically the universe was so hot and dense that there were thousands of collisions going on between protons, neutrons, and electrons and sometimes the protons and neutrons stuck together creating atoms and then these atoms stuck together to create molecules. Then as these collisions continued the universe cooled down and became less dense, allowing masses to collide less and to find their place in the universe. Now one of the things that I found very interesting is that we spend so much more time trying to figure out how we were created, but there were some questions posed by this lesson published at the Rochester Institute of Technology that were about what is going to happen to the solar system and the universe in general in the future that really startled me and were scary to think about especially this question; “Will the universe collapse again, or expand forever?” If anyone has come by any studies that have explored any answers or explanations to this question let me know I would be very interested and it would be an interesting topic.
I found a very interesting video with some really cool sounds that explains what happened as a result of the big bang that puts the speed of the creation of the universe into perspective.