Big Bang: The Musical





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Uploaded on Mar 16, 2011

Did you know radiation from the Big Bang can be seen on any analogue television set? In this mini-musical, a young couple (Brigitte Dale, Marc Helou) discuss the real science behind this, while arguing over what to watch on TV. Original song written & performed by Danny Tieger.


I'm flippin' channels on my TV set.
Haven't found somethin' worth watchin' yet
Suddenly the fuzz is settin' in
It's good old-fashioned entertainment

(Big Bang)
It's been proven to be true
That some percent of static that's bugging you
(Big Bang)
Is radiation (that we can't see)
From the big bang
Big bang
Big Bang on your TV.

Digital televsion doesn't count
They've found a way to keep the signal out
But if your TV set's about to go,
You're watching 14 billion years ago!

Planck found a way to see that light,
Subtracting dust from the pictures of the sky at night.
A microwave patchwork of what it was.
And I can see it in my TV fuzz!


And by scanning the sky and dissecting what they found
Cosmologists believe they know the shape of space around
The static mathematics have been translated to this sound...

With hundreds of channels on cable and broadband,
I'd rather sit at home and watch the universe expand.
If inflation had a station it would be my destination,
Put the flicker of existence on the clicker in my hand


From the big bang
Big bang
Big bang on your TV!


To view more comedic (but educational!) NASA videos featuring Sean Astin, Veronica Belmont, Felicia Day, Mark Hamill, Linda Hamilton, Amy Okuda, Sandeep Parikh, Dean Stockwell, George Takei, Ed Wasser, Wil Wheaton, Betty White and more, visit:


NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope


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