Astronomy - The Wonders of the Big Bang and Our Universe
Learn more about the Big Bang and how our universe was formed.
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The Big Bang theory has revolutionized our understanding of how the Universe was formed. It presents the scientific proof that shows how the Universe expanded from an infinitely small point around 13.7 billion years ago.
In this course the learner will discover how scientists calculated when the Big Bang happened and how the Universe expanded after the Big Bang. The formation of the first atoms is discussed and how they are responsible for the cosmic background radiation that is found throughout the Universe.
This course will be of great interest to students of astronomy and physics and to all learners who would like to learn more about the Big Bang theory and what it has to say about the formation of the Universe.
Module 2: The Big Bang Assessment
Module 1: Understanding the Big Bang
The Big Bang - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to the Big Bang
Radius of Observable Universe – Part 1
Radius of Observable Universe – Part 2
Radius of Observable Universe – Part 3
Cosmic Background Radiation – Part 1
Cosmic Background Radiation – Part 2
A Universe Smaller than the Observable
Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Describe when the Big Bang happened; - Describe how the Universe expanded after the Big Bang; - and describe how the age of the Universe is estimated.
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