Pre-Bang branes and bubbles | Science News

Support Science Journalism

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.


Feature

Pre-Bang branes and bubbles

What happened before the big bang?

By
12:09pm, April 8, 2011

Cosmologists Paul Steinhardt and Neil Turok liken the early history of the universe to a play in which the protagonists — matter and radiation — move across the stage according to the laws of physics. Astronomers are actors who arrived on the scene 13.7 billion years too late to know what happened.

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now.
Or subscribe today for full access.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content