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Published on Jan 20, 2011
"The Big Beginning" is the eighth installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It deals with the origins of our universe, covering the Big Bang theory, expansion and cooling of the universe, formation of galaxies, the interplay between matter and anti-matter, and cosmic radiation. The music video features Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, Carl Sagan, Tara Shears, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Videos sampled for this installment include Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking; God, the Universe, and Everything Else; The Universe (History Channel); NOVA ScienceNOW; interviews with Richard Dawkins and Tara Shears, and Carl Sagan's Cosmos.
The principal design for the motion graphic at the end was designed by Joe Snodgrass. Check out his record label: http://twitter.com/luxusarctica . Thanks to him!
Check out http://symphonyofscience.com for more science music videos. You can find links to all the sources used in this video at the website under "additional info" for each one.
[Hawking] We observe that distant galaxies are moving away from us They must have been closer together in the past
It was the beginning of the universe And of time itself Anything that happened before the big bang Could not affect what happened after
[Dawkins] The poetry of the expanding universe The poetry of the complexity of life We're not normally equipped to understand And science gives it to us
Science is opening your eyes To the wonderfulness of what's there Science is opening your eyes To the poetry of the expanding universe
[Sagan] The early cosmos was everywhere white hot But then as time passed The radiation expanded and cooled
Then little pockets of gas began to grow Steadily brightening, we call them the galaxies
[Shears] In the big bang we had equal amounts of matter and anti-matter And as soon as they met each other, They annihilated together
And this battle played out Whilst the universe expanded In its first minute of existence
[DeGrasse Tyson] It's not all that hard to detect the big bang All you need to do is change the channel Until you come between two stations
About one percent of the snow and noise Comes from the big bang itself We're all eavesdropping On the birth pangs of the cosmos