Universe  ID: 10128

The Big Bang

This dominant cosmological theory suggests the Universe began nearly 13.7 billion years ago, expanding rapidly from a very dense and incredibly hot state. Eventually, stars ignited and galaxies slowly formed. The Big Bang theory has been imporved and advanced especially through NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and WMAP missions. This animation conceptualizes these explosive beginnings of the Universe.


Credits

Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital): Lead Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Writer
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NASA

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This item is part of these series:
Astrophysics Animations
Astrophysics Stills

Goddard TV Tape:
G2007-007HD

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Early Universe
SVS >> Cosmology
SVS >> Big Bang
SVS >> WMAP
SVS >> Universe
NASA Science >> Universe