The Big Bang and the Evolution of the Universe
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This paper discusses the beginning of the universe. It specifically examines the history, principles and concepts related to the Big Bang theory. The paper discusses one of the most important and ground-breaking discoveries linked to the Big Bang - cosmic radiation background. The paper also looks briefly at exactly what the Big Bang was and how it influenced the formation of galaxies, nebula and planets.
From the Paper:"However, as a consequence of the absorption and emission of radiation by molecules in the Earth's atmosphere, astronomers were unable to confirm that the entire spectrum of radiation was that of heat radiation. In 1989, this problem was overcome by NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite which managed to measure radiation above the Earth's atmosphere throughout the entire spectrum which confirmed that the universe was at one time much hotter, an indication that something spectacular had occurred along the lines of the Big Bang. Thus, all of these and other measurements related to cosmic background radiation brought about some solid conclusions about the structure of the known universe. For example, it was clear that the universe was expanding at approximately the same rate in all directions, and second, it appeared to be extremely well-ordered, meaning that this expansion was proceeding at the same rate in all directions (i.e., isotropic)."
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