2,844. Ever since the first humans stood in awe and wonder beneath the night sky we’ve wanted to know what’s out there. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy) The Final Frontier: A Horizon Guide to the Universe, BBC 2012
2,845. Where did the universe come from? (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy) ibid.
2,846. Experimental evidence has proved that Einstein was right. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Albert Einstein) ibid.
2,847. The Big Bang: a single moment of creation in which everything in the universe burst into existence. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Big Bang) ibid.
2,848. The Hubble space telescope went on to produce the most magnificent images of the universe the world had ever seen. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Telescope) ibid.
2,849. On Earth whenever there is water, there is life. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Water & Life) ibid.
2,850. In July 2012 the first glimpse of the Higgs Particle was announced. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Particle & Higgs Boson) ibid.
2,851. What created the Big Bang? (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Big Bang) ibid.
2,852. NASA’s nothing has properties. (Universe & Cosmology & Nothing) ibid.
2,853. This is the story of how the Big Bang evolved from a left-field proposition to an excepted explanation of how the universe began. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Big Bang) Lost Horizons: The Big Bang, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, BBC 2013
2,854. At the centre of this debate were two opposing theories: the first is that the universe has always been around ... the brainchild of Fred Hoyle ... Professor Hoyle passionately disagreed with the second idea - that the universe somehow was created out of nothing in an almighty explosion. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Big Bang) ibid.
2,855. In 1949 he [Hoyle] coined the term Big Bang. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Big Bang) ibid.
49,153. But as soon as you delve deeper into the atom things get stranger. Hidden within the maze of mathematics were the descriptions of an array of sub-atomic particles no-one had ever seen before. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Big Bang & Particles & Atom) ibid.
87,859. In the beginning – the universe was a bit of a let-down really. The real moment of creation came a hundred million years later – the Cosmic Dawn. It’s the moment the first stars were born. The moment that lit up the universe. (Big Bang & Universe & Cosmology & Star) Horizon: Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation, BBC 2015
87,860. The Dark Ages are the last great frontier in our cosmic history. (Big Bang & Universe & Cosmology & Star) ibid.
87,861. Stefan's [Keller] star ... from only the second generation of stars ever made. (Big Bang & Universe & Cosmology & Star) ibid.
87,862. Volker's [Bromm] model has given us an image of these first stars. (Big Bang & Universe & Cosmology & Star) ibid.
87,863. Their huge size ... They burnt through their fuel incredibly quickly ... A hyper-nova: the biggest explosion ever in the universe. (Big Bang & Universe & Cosmology & Star) ibid.
2,863. Astrophysicists believe that Space and Time began 15 billion years ago in one shattering moment: the Big Bang. They are now uncovering the entire life story of the universe from its cataclysmic birth to its final extraordinary death. (Universe & Astronomy & Cosmology & Big Bang) Unfolding Universe
3,230. When did the clocks start ticking? Twelve billion years ago there was absolutely nothing: no matter, no space, no time. We may never know how or why it happened, but a seething mass of energy smaller than an atom grew from nothing ... A giant fireball of unimaginable heat. (Big Bang & Universe & Cosmology & Nothing & Energy) Universe: Big Bang
3,231. Hidden in the interference of a badly tuned TV set is the energy signal left from the first second of the universe. The discovery of the Big Bang was one of the great scientific discoveries of all time even though it was an accident. This is the Horn Antenna at the Bell Research Labs in New Jersey. Its unusual funnel shape was designed to collect faint radio waves from early communications satellites. It was being used for an entirely different experiment when it detected something truly remarkable: a discovery that would win two American scientists the Nobel Prize. In 1964 Bob Wilson and his colleague Arno Penzias ... had no idea where the signal was coming from ... What Wilson and Penzias had stumbled across was a background of microwave radiation, a faint afterglow of the battle that defeated anti-matter twelve billion years before. (Big Bang & Universe & Cosmology) ibid.
2,864. Edwin Hubble took the first steps toward forecasting the fate of our entire universe ... He made the astronomical discovery of the century: that the universe was expanding. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy) ibid.
2,865. Rather than slowing down the universe is speeding up. The galaxies are moving apart faster than ever before. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy) ibid.
2,868. The Big Bang singularity gave rise to the entire universe, which includes Space, Time and all the matter that fills it. A similar type of singularity is a white hole – a theoretic object that arises in Einstein’s theory of Gravity. It’s essentially a black hole in reverse. A point of singularity where matter is ejected. Consequently, some scientists have wondered if the universe could have been created from a white hole. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Big Bang & Black Hole & White Hole & Gravity) The Universe s2e2: Cosmic Holes, 2007
2,869. Physicists speculate that if nature uses white holes then they could have been an important element in the earliest stages in the universe. Perhaps even in the formation of the universe itself. (Universe & Cosmology & Astronomy & Big Bang & Black Hole & White Hole) ibid.
2,867. Whereas the Big Crunch fits the Christian vision of the end, Science has yet another theory: that it may instead all end in ice. Ultimately, it depends on whether the momentum of the expansion of the universe can overcome the collapsing attraction of Gravity. (Universe & Astronomy & Cosmology & Gravity) The Universe: Cosmic Apocalypse
2,898. When the particles collide they break open and throw out a shower of even smaller particles .... Within these super-heated collisions a completely new form of matter appears: and this matter contradicts the earlier theories about the nature of the universe: because it’s not a gas but a liquid. (Universe & Astronomy & Cosmology & Particle) Birth of the Universe
2,899. Finally the universe will die, and all that will be left is cold, dark and lifeless space. (Universe & Astronomy & Cosmology) ibid.
2,900. In one scenario Gravity pulls the universe back into itself ... This is the Big Crunch ... Then there’s the Big Chill. The universe expands until the nuclear furnaces that power all the stars burn out. The universe grows cold and dies. Then again there could be a much more spectacular end in which everything is ripped to shreds down to the last atom. (Universe & Cosmology & Gravity) Death of the Universe
2,901. Not only is the universe expanding, it’s speeding up. (Universe & Cosmology) ibid.
2,902. If dark matter is the victor, the universe might collapse. If dark energy rules the cosmos, it could rip to shreds. (Universe & Cosmology & Dark Matter) ibid.
2,903. This is the Hooker Telescope on Mount Wilson, just a couple of hours from Los Angeles. In the 1920s this was the best telescope in the world. And it’s the instrument that Edwin Hubble chose for his survey of galaxies. Hubble’s twin weapons were the sheer volume of data he collected and an ability to cut through it to see what it meant. In the 1920s Hubble helped solve a huge debate about the size of the universe. Using this telescope Hubble proved that the universe was much bigger than anyone had thought, filled with galaxies some of them unimaginable distances from the Earth. (Universe & Astronomy & Cosmology & Galaxy & Telescope) Dr Janet Sumner, interview The Cosmos: A Beginner’s Guide