All About Space

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT SPACE-TIME?

1 The Big Bang

According to general relativity, space-time began in a singularity 13.8 billion years ago. It has been expanding ever since.

2 The first light

380,000 years after the Big Bang, space-time had cooled enough for atoms to form, and light that had previously been trapped flooded the universe.

3 The first stars

After 100 to 200

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