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Astronomers and cosmologists are stunned by the latest pictures they have just received from the James Webb Space telescope characterizing them as “the impossible galaxies from the dawn of the universe.” Scientists have known that for Big Bang cosmology to be true, galaxies that are farther away are closer to the original Big Bang event.

This episode begins with our narrator, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, asking, “Must we die? Are there beings in the cosmos that live forever? A float down the river of time”… and the credits roll. Now our animators take us to what appears to be papyrus ships moving under a nighttime sky as our narrator tells us, “Our ancestors marked time by the moon and the stars.”

Inflation is the predominant theory to explain the first moments of the universe after a proposed Big Bang took place. The theory of inflation holds that an instant after a big band -about a trillion of a trillion of a trillion of a second by some accounts, the universe rapidly expanded 101,000,000,000,000m, eventually settling for a slower rate of expansion.

The big bang is the popularized version of evolutionary cosmology. It states that matter, energy, and space were all compressed many billions of times smaller than a proton and then exploded for some undetermined reason to create an expanding universe, which continues to spread today. There are presently some 50 theories proposed by cosmologists