Guided Exploration: Universe Zone

 

HoU Tour Map: Universe

Overview: The universe is all the matter and space in existence. This zone explores the expansion of the universe and the limits of observation. Topics include the universality of physical laws, the Big Bang and the evidence for it, and how redshifted light provides evidence for the expansion of the universe.

1. Universe Wall

Explore how our universe is changing, how gravity has shaped it, and how scientists use light to measure distance. What is the observable universe, and why is our view of it limited? What is the cosmic microwave background?

Universe and What is the Universe

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What is the Universe?

The universe is all the matter, energy, and space that exist. We can observe only a part of it - the observable universe. 



The Big Bang

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The Big Bang

The Big Bang is the scientific description of the origin of the cosmos.


Evolution of the Universe

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Evolution of the Universe

Galaxies form and evolve within an expanding and cooling universe. Because light takes billions of years to cross the cosmos, we see distant galaxies as they were at earlier times.