There has been a great deal of research on the Big Bang theory (the Big-Bang Theory Web site, 2003).
Most researchers agree that the universe had a beginning.
No oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon, sulfur, copper, iron, nickel, uranium, or other elements existed.
The universe was made up essentially of hydrogen gas.
Then somehow, it is believed that the molecules of gas that were coming out at an enormous speed in a radial direction started to collapse in on themselves in local areas by gravitational attraction (Gish, 1991).
The molecules within a space of about six trillion miles diameter collapsed to form each star, a hundred billion stars somehow collected to form each of the approximately 100 billion galaxies in the universe, and our own solar system formed about five billion years or so ago from a cloud of dust and gas made up of the exploded remnants of formerly existing stars.
Second, galaxies seem to be moving away from us at speeds proportional to their distance.
This is known as "Hubble's Law," named after Edwin Hubble, the scientist who discovered this phenomenon in 1929.
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