It all started with a Big Bang

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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27th December, 2012
QUESTION: What is the current thinking and research on the Big Bang? asks Waikanae’s Wendy Armstrong. For some insights, I spoke to University of Auckland professor of physics Richard Easther. ANSWER:'The Big Bang itself is something that physicists don’t currently understand,” says Easther, “but we can say that it happened around 13.7 billion years ago. The primordial universe was enormously hot and enormously dense and expanding really quickly. But from about one trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth [10-36] of a second after the Big Bang, ...

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