The radius of the observable universe is often stated to be 46 billion light years. From a certain point of view, this is true, but I think it’s a bit of a misleading statement. 1,075 more words
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1.3 – Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB)
1.3.1 – Introduction
In the previous posts we have discussed how the theory of ‘Big Bang’ developed and then how it has been able to calculate the ‘age of the universe’. 1,041 more words
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Think of the Big Bang, and you probably imagine a moment in time when matter, energy and space itself all burst into existence at once. Yet many astrophysicists now believe that the “Big Bang” was actually two distinct events: first the inaugural instant of space and time, and second the generation of most of the “stuff” that populates that space.