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Our Universe and the Big Bang

Produced by Teachers TV, this video is part of the Teaching Astronomy and Space series. It looks at the size of the universe, its expansion and the Big Bang. Astronomer Pete Edwards attempts to explain just how big the universe is, and reveals how astronomers measure the distance to the stars using concept such as parallax and red shift.

Pete and cosmologist Carlos Frenk describe how scientists think the universe started with a Big Bang and grew from almost nothing into the web of stars and galaxies that can be seen today. They also reveal how they are creating their own universe inside a supercomputer at Durham University.

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