Top 10 Fascinating Planck Era Facts
Planck Era Facts #9: Microscopic timeline
Indeed, the Planck Era only occurred briefly after the big bang began. But, how briefly? Actually, it was less than one quattuordecillionth of a second. So, how brief is that? In fact, it’s a “1” followed by 45 zeros! In other words, too brief for humans to understand.
Planck Era Facts #7: Nice and toasty!
Because the entire universe was crammed into a microscopic dot, pressure generated tremendous heat. In fact, temperatures swelled to around 18-decillion degrees! In other words, the core of our Sun multiplied by millions. Yeah, that’s hot.
Planck Era Facts #5: Trust me, you wouldn’t understand
During the Planck Era, modern science and math does not make sense. In fact, all human understanding of the universe is meaningless. Simply put, the chaos and quantum weirdness taking place during this epoch are not things we have discovered, nor understood yet. Instead, all information we currently have of the Planck Era is purely speculation.
Planck Era Facts #3: Fundamental forces, unite!
In high school science, we all learned of the four fundamental forces in the universe. Gravity, electromagnetism, weak and strong nuclear force. Not to mention, these four forces still appear independently everywhere around us today! However, during the Planck Era, it is thought that all four forces were one single force! This would have been a perfect symmetry of the entire universe. Often, science compares this to a pencil stood on its nose; much too perfect to ever be stable!
Planck Era Facts #1: Transient Particles
Temperatures were so extreme during the Planck Era, even fundamental particles could barely handle it! Under such heat and pressure, protons could not bind. Nor could electrons could not orbit protons. As a result, single particles bounced wildly throughout the universe, smashing into one another. Plus, this meant that not a single atom existed yet in our universe.
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