Scientists still aren't sure exactly why the universe began with a Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. Will we ever really understand the Big Bang's true nature?
Yes: Science is a process and it's only a matter of time before we see back to the birth of the universe.
Maybe: Modern technology has made giant leaps in cosmology, but major tech advances are still needed.
No: There are some things that humanity is just not meant to understand.
Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor
Tariq joined Purch's Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.