What is the Big Bang

Quick explanation

The Big Bang is the name of the creation of the Universe itself. Some people use the term for the very point in time that space was created, while others (including me) use it for the creation and the subsequent quarter of an hour, because a lot happened here, such as the creation of light and particles, and the "inflation" which was a split second where the Universe expanded extremely rapidly.

Until I get a proper article written, you can read my popular science article about the first 15 minutes, "The Big Bang — an eyewitness account".

This article is a stub.

The encyclopedia is being re-constructed; until I fix it, you'll have to

  1. do with the short version, or
  2. read one of the articles I did finish (the ones on the front page with colored icons), or
  3. Make me finish it.

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