THE BIG BANG. Exploding the `cosmic egg'

Quantum theory suggests that the universe could have begun as a `random fluctuation of the vacuum'- literally coming into being from nothing. In this theory, equal amounts of positive and negative energies appeared, which underwent expansion and transformations that led to the primordial explosion of a compact ball of matter, the `cosmic egg.' This explosion has resulted in the expanding universe we know today. The diagram below shows some of the key events that took place from the split second after the Big Bang to the formation of our solar system.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK