Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation
Horizon investigates the cosmic dawn, the moment one hundred million years after the big bang when the first stars were born
The big bang gets all the credit for creating our universe. But in fact, the universe it gave was dark and boring. There were no stars, no galaxies, just a vast, black fog of gas – the cosmic dark ages.
But, after a hundred million years of nothing, came a dramatic moment of transformation – the cosmic dawn. It’s the moment the first stars were born, the moment that lit up the universe, and made the first structure and the first ingredients of life. This was the real moment of creation.
Astronomers are now trying to witness the cosmic dawn. For the first time they have the tools to explore the very first stars of the universe and to tell the scientific story of our creation.