Big Bang Theory

Older Than the Stars

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In a way, we are all as old as the universe itself. In fact, every bit of every one of us was created in the Big Bang, billions of years ago.



Stunning illustrations and lively verse tell the story of the cosmic connections that tie human beings to the beginning of the universe. Simple, informative prose provides additional facts.

Older Than the Stars

The Big Bang (2003)

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The astronomer Hubble laid the foundations of the Big Bang Theory of the universe in 1929 when he found that distant galaxies were receding from the earth. The theory holds that the origin of our universe was some 14 billion years ago in a cataclysmic explosion of radiant energy of unknown cause, which formed into atomic particles of hydrogen and helium.

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High
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00:23
The Big Bang

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution (2004)

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How did the universe, our planet, and life begin?

Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth—and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life.

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High
Length: 
04:00
Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

History of Life Series (2006)

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DVD has entire series on one disc, four programs:

Early Life This program explores current scientific theories explaining possible processes by which Earth was formed. Fascinating animations illustrate Earth's early conditions that led to the development of life. The living conditions and nature of early life is highlighted.

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Middle
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00:22
History of Life Series