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NICOLLE R. FULLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NICOLLE R. FULLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Expanding universe. Illustration showing the universe expanding over time from the Big Bang (centre). Matter formed after the Big Bang, the initial expansion of the universe from an infinitely compact state 13.8 billion years ago. Around 100 million years after the Big Bang, the first stars and galaxies formed. On the largest scale, the galaxies are observed to be moving away from each other. This is due to the expansion of the universe.
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