This clip explores the leading theory about the origins of the universe, the Big Bang theory. It shares evidence for this theory, notes that the universe is exponentially growing larger, and describes the Big Bang theory in detail.
This clip takes us into the universe through a series of steps, with each step being 10x larger than the previous. It illustrates the vastness of the universe and that increasing the field of view by a power of 10 makes a dramatic change in what we see.
This clip explores the origins of the universe and the focus of cosmologists. It describes the leading theory, the Big Bang theory, and discusses how physicists study the universe using particle colliders.
Scale is illustrated as the viewer is given a center of focus (the individuals who are picnicking) and slowly the field of view expands incremementally by the power of ten. Eventually, the field of view takes the viewer out of Planet Earth and extends to include other planets of the solar system.
How old is the universe, and how did it begin? Throughout history, countless myths and scientific theories have tried to explain the universe's origins. The most widely accepted explanation is the big bang theory. Learn about the explosion that started it all and how the universe grew from the size of an atom to encompass everything in existence today.