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Week Two: the Origins of the Universe

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Your required readings for this week are chapters 2 and 3 of Maps of Time.

You will also find these videos helpful when viewed in conjunction with your required reading for the first two weeks of this course:


Explanation of Big Bang Theory:

The Cosmic Calendar: Carl Sagan explains what would have happened had the universe been created in a year:

Stephen Hawking's Universe: Episode 2: "Did the universe have a beginning? The Steady-State theory vs. The Big Bang:

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