Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)

Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB)

3,80,000 years after The Big Bang

As the universe expanded, plasma grew cooler and cooler. The universe cooled down further to 3000 K, making it possible for the nuclei in the plasma to gain electrons and become full-fledged neutral Hydrogen and Helium atoms.

Photons of light tangled in the plasma could now move freely and were released. The universe became transparent for the first time. This is known as cosmic microwave background that we can see even today.


STASHED IN:

16

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

Consider something unbelievably tiny, unbelievably dense, and incredibly hot. Then, suddenly, space, time, and all molecular matter burst in ways that no words can express. What is known is that the Universe expanded at an unfathomable rate in a fraction of a second. Some recognised subatomic par...

About 200 million years after The Big Bang

The entire universe was made up of Hydrogen and helium gas clouds with no stars and planets.

The Chemicals Cook up

About 1 Billion years after The Big Bang

The gravity that was trying to squash the star together was pushed back by the fusion at the center which created a balance. Within a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, the first generation of stars, known as Population III stars, were formed. After CMB, these stars were the first sour...

4 Reactions

Comment

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score