The end of the “dark age” – the emergence of the first galaxies

What happened during the first billion years after the Big Bang? Scientists are trying to simulate developments in the early stages of the universe. We see an ever-expanding hydrogen cloud, reined in by a counteracting force: the gravitation of dark matter. Tiny perturbations cause it to densify, forming the first galaxies and heavy elements like iron or nickel.

Concept: Starting point is a scientific computer simulation. The film tells the “story behind”.

Production: for Max Planck Society
Author: Nicola Wettmarshausen
Length: 5.53 min.

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