Overview

hot Big Bang


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

An alternative term for the standard Big Bang theory. The word ‘hot’ was initially used to distinguish it from a rival theory which had a cold initial phase. The existence of the cosmic microwave background requires that the Universe must have been hot in the past if the Big Bang picture is correct.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.