Stephen Hawking explains what was there before the Big Bang

The mystery of what happened before the Big Bang may have just been solved

"Nothing was around before the big, big bang", Hawking said. What's more, the boundary condition of the universe (the known and constraint value that must be true for the problem that you are working)... is that it has no boundary.

To help people better understand the abstract and confusing state, the physicist drew an analogy between the distorted time with Ancient Greek philosopher Euclid's theory of space-time, a closed surface without end.

"We can consider ordinary and real time as starting at the South Pole, which is a smooth point of space-time where the natural laws of physics hold", he explains.

At the Big Bang, the matter available in-universe was converted the hot and dense spot of the matter. The show featured host Tyson, who interviews and spends time with famous scientists and other celebrated people from the popular culture. Hawking further added that the events occurred after the Big Bang have not been clearly defined yet the reason behind this is there is not the proper method to detect those events. He does not mean that there was no matter or antimatter or dark matter before Big Bang. "Even the amount of matter in the universe, can be different to what it was before the Big Bang, as the Law of Conservation of Matter, will break down at the Big Bang". This implies that there was nothing before the Big Bang too.

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About 13.7 billion years ago, our Universe was born in a extremely dense point of heat and energy, no bigger than an atom.

Again, that's a tough concept to wrap your head around and physicists say our understanding of the universe and the Big Bang is an evolving concept - so there could be more to learn in time to come.

Furthermore, obviously, the theory itself doesn't successfully clarify where exactly that first dab of the universe originated from in any case, henceforth the brainteaser.

It's one of the big philosophical questions: if the Big Bang was the beginning of the universe, what was there before? He was speaking on the occasion of the TV show, "StarTalk", that will be aired this Sunday on the National Geographic Channel.

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