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What is the Big Bang?

The big bang was a rapid explosion of matter that all started as just a single point of high density and temperature. According to the theories of physics, if we were to look at the Universe one second after the Big Bang, what we would see is a 10-billion degree sea of neutrons, protons, electrons, positrons, photons, and neutrinos. As time went on and the universe cooled, it was able to reach a temperature where electrons formed with nuclei to create neutral compounds, which eventually formed to create our universe. The Big Bang came out of nowhere. It created time. It created space. It created matter. It created us.

What are the goldilocks conditions?

Well, nobody actually knows what happened before the big bang. Nobody know what the perfect conditions were for the big bang to happen. Therefor, all we know is what happened afterwards.

"First of all, the Big Bang wasn't very big. Second of all, there was no bang. Third, Big Bang Theory doesn't tell you what banged, when it banged, how it banged. It just said it did bang. So the Big Bang theory in some sense is a total misnomer."
The Industrial Revolution

In the 1800's, the industrial revolution struck Europe. New machinery, technology, and industrial ideas began to thrive and became more apparent in the world at that time. Being completely new and unheard of, the rise of the industrial revolution spread rapidly. All of this energy that came with new machines and factories left the people mesmerized-and created a whole new world for the people living in it.


Energy: It is what we revolve around, even though we may not completely be aware of it all of the time. Energy is how the Earth began-compiled into a tiny little point, but condensed with high density and temperature. The big bang-and life itself-would not be here today without the amount of energy it had to use.

The industrial revolution, or the starting point of technology, could not have started without energy. The life we live today-the one with phones and microwaves and TV-is all revolved around energy. Energy is how the earth we live on formed, how to technology we rely on came to be, and how humans today live their lives.


The starting point, continuation, and thriving of humanity

Current Research

We know the basics of what happened during the big bang. But what new research has been done on the big bang theory? What is the whole story?

We know that the Big Bang used energy-a lot of it. But under what goldilocks conditions did the energy have to be in in order for the Big Bang to happen? Well, using technology called COBE and WMAP, scientists are able to take pictures showing radiation and temperature levels of the Universe. Recent research has shown that the energy had to be unevenly distributed throughout space in order for inflation after the fact to happen. This is due to a quantum noise that arose when the Universe was very small. With the new research being done to understand more about the Big Bang, scientists are finding new information and coming to new conlusions every day. However, this leads to many unanswered questions, like what powered the inflation that came as a result of unevenly distributed energy? To figure this out, missions are being considered by NASA and ESA that will look for the gravitational waves of inflation. Scientists have come a long way since the discovery of the Big Bang-but there is still very much to consider.

Works Cited

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"The Industrial Revolution and the Changing Face of Britain." The Industrial Revolution and the Changing Face of Britain. Trustees of the British Museum, n.d. Web. 08 June 2017.

Greicius, Tony. "Gravitational Waves from Early Universe Remain Elusive." NASA. NASA, 23 Apr. 2015. Web. 08 June 2017.


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