Poll: Will We Ever Truly Understand the Big Bang?

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.
Author Bio
Tariq Malik
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 Twitter and on Facebook.

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