Our Miracle Universe, absolute darkness. Not a hint of light. No stars anywhere. No sounds of any kind. Nothing of any kind. Nothing at all.
Then suddenly a huge explosion like the universe has never known before, and probably will never know again.
In a matter of seconds, the universe was engulfed in a huge cloud of hydrogen gas.
The Big Bang had just occurred. From a tiny point called a singularity in the universe, the universe as we have come to know was born.
The hydrogen gas was so hot that the atoms began to collide with each other to form helium atoms.
After many, many millions years, gravity began to take hold and parts hydrogen gas began to come together and eventually form enough gas to start forming stars.
After billions of years, stars were formed and would eventually die in an explosion called nova’s and super-nova’s. These explosions would send heavy metals from the stars into the universe. Eventually, the planets and other objects made up of heavy metals would be formed.
Some of the most beautiful objects in the night sky today are called nebula’s which are remnants of exploding stars. The Crab nebula and the Lagune nebula are two beautiful examples.
For millions of years these nebulae will continue to fan outward and be absorbed into the universe. After billions of years, gravity will form these stars into galaxies as we know them today.