When the universe began ... again

Physicists suggest maybe the Big Bang was the latest of many bangs

By Stephen Ornes, 14:01 PM December 6, 2010

 

 

 

How old is the universe? Ask a cosmologist, and you’ll probably learn that the universe was born with the Big Bang about 13.7 billion years ago. (Cosmologists study the age of the universe.) At the time of the Big Bang, the universe, then smaller than an atom, started to get big — very quickly. It’s been growing ever since.

 

But if you ask Roger Penrose and Vahe Gurzadyan, you’ll get a much different — and wilder — answer. They’ll agree that the Big Bang probably happened 13.7 billion years...

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