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date: 24 October 2020

big-bang theory 

Source:
A Dictionary of Physics
Author(s):
Richard RennieRichard Rennie, Jonathan LawJonathan Law

Newton’s work gave a mathematical basis for the universe on a large scale. However, the data available at the time suggested a static unchanging universe. This could not easily be explained in the context of the law of gravitation, since all bodies in the universe attract all other bodies with the force of gravity. Newton realized that there was only one solution to this problem: in a static universe, matter had to be uniformly spread throughout an infinitely large space. In ... ...

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