Lunar and Planetary Institute






Origins of the Universe
Possible Issues and Questions

Students and parents with a creationist viewpoint may be surprised and upset to discover that the issue of evolution exists in space science as well as biology, and that most astronomers accept the Big Bang model of the formation of the Universe as the best model.

This is a very complicated topic and is likely to produce many questions that are difficult to answer, about the multi-dimensional nature of our Universe, about "edges" and "centers," about the future of the Universe, about dark energy, and more. Here are some answers that may help; unfortunately, there are still many mysteries that scientists do not have the data to explain yet.

Frequently Asked Cosmic Questions
Does the universe have an edge, beyond which there is nothing? How do we know there really was a Big Bang? Find answers to frequently asked questions about the structure and evolution of the universe here. Recommended for teachers and students Grades 7-12, and general audiences.