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What came before the big bang?

By Susie Smith

Was the big bang really the start of everything? 

A form of 'nothing' came before the big bang. But what if 'nothing' actually meant something? A vacuum chamber has been made by NASA to try and recreate a state of total nothingness. In this space, they have pumped out the air, and frozen every remaining molecule to make a near-perfect vacuum. Some scientists pose that this may mimic the arena where it all began...

Ever heard of the big bounce, the big bulk, or the big black hole bang? Learn about some of the possible theories scientists have put forward and more in this episode of Weird Science. 

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