the big bang


: a huge explosion that is believed to have happened when the universe began
a few billion years after the big bang

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Recent Examples on the Web The class was searching for ancient stars that formed soon after the big bang–about 13.8 billion years ago. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 15 May 2024 How Gaia Formed Researchers suspect that the star orbiting BH3, probably formed in the first two billion years after the big bang, according to a press release. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2024 These are galaxies that were born just after the big bang about 13.8 billion years ago. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 18 Apr. 2024 So, by smashing subatomic particles together at high energies, physicists can blast out new particles—fleeting, massive entities not seen since the big bang. Byadrian Cho,, 28 Mar. 2024 Buy on Amazon The Art Of Fermentation Sandor Katz and this book might be the big bang of the home fermentation renaissance. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 14 Dec. 2023 Three billion years after the big bang, the morphology of our Milky Way was pretty well fixed. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Since the 1980s science writer Ann Finkbeiner has been covering the cutting edge of cosmology—the big bang, the structure of the universe, the evolution of galaxies. Laura Helmuth, Scientific American, 1 Feb. 2024 The 1964 discovery of evidence supporting the big bang theory immediately elevated cosmology from metaphysics to hard science. Richard Panek, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023

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“The big bang.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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