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Astronomy - The Wonders of the Big Bang and Our Universe

Physics
Free Course
Learn more about the Big Bang and how our universe was formed.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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.

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Learning Outcomes

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.

Certification

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Course Reviews

Alexandros M.
2 years ago
GR
Alexandros M.

This course was very interesting

Jade V.
2 years ago
GB
Jade V.

I thought the course was very interesting and enjoyable to take part in. I learned a lot and passed my assessment straight away. Very clear and easy to keep track with.

Jonathan G.
2 years ago
US
Jonathan G.

This course was interesting and enjoyable. Cosmic theories to muse over were not overly simple nor too complex. Thank you.

Georgii S.
2 years ago
AU
Georgii S.

It's a good course for introductory level of Astronomy/Cosmology

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