OK, as in all things scientific, there is a caveat, ‘they say’ it has been proven. And it is always fact until it is disproven.
But, this is interesting.
Especially since, CBR (Cosmic Background Radiation) happened 380,000 years after the expansion period ….
Let me give you their web pages and then put their data together. The first article. And the second article indicating CBR happened 380,000 years after inflation. The second article was linked in the first article.
Ironically, the article made another glaring error. There are different sizes defined for the expansion of the Universe, just as there are differing dates. While most present an atom sized to a marble sized expansion of the Universe during inflation, some present a grain of sand to the size of our Solar System, and at least one other model I have read gave the inflation as expanding from about a marble to the size of the Milky Way Galaxy.
They claim the inflation was less than 1/100th of a second. However, no matter which model is used, if the inflation had run for about 20 minutes, the entire Universe would have been filled.
So, for those who claim that God could not have created the Universe in a day …. see the previous paragraph.
OK, if CBR happened 280k to 500k years after inflation, how did the ‘mark’ from inflation linger around to change the CBR?
What do you think?