posted on Nov, 14 2007 @ 10:00 PM
The big bang was a quantum level event at its instant of begining, a point of no size, erupting energy out into the "universe". It was a very hot(a
billion deg K) sea of elemetary particles that expanded rapidly.At about .0000001 seconds after the initial event it cooled enough for protons and
neutrons, to anhilate their anti-matter counterparts and condense out. After about a minute the electrons did the same thing. At about 400,000 years
after the "big bang" the universe cooled enough for dueterium to form, then gas could start to condense, and stars and galaxies form. Think about
the particle velocities required to fill the universe's early moments with particles. This time span, I believe, is why we cant see most of the
matter in the universe. In the very early history of the universe it expanded so fast that, the light from most of the universe wont be able to reach
us, its just to far away.
I think the "universe", is kind of like an expanding ballon. Where the "universe" as we experience it, all or our three dimensional space, is
contained within the surface of the balloon. The expanding "volume", if you will, of the ballon is time. Since the ballon's surface is expanding,
any point on the surface will apear to moving away from any other point on the surface. Just like what is observed in the real world.