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Big Bang

The crew of Voyager view the Big Bang.

The Big Bang is the term which refers to the origin point of the universe, an instantaneous expansion of a microscopic singularity.

Captain James T. Kirk logged that "For years scientists have theorized that if our galaxy was created from a great explosion, then the center of the galaxy might still be creating new matter." In 2269, the USS Enterprise conducted a science mission to test this theory. (TAS: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu")

Just 'before' the universe

Just "before" the universe, as seen by Voyager's crew

The particular instant of the Big Bang was considered a "Very old hiding place" among the time traveling Q. While attempting to flee from his fellow Q, Quinn transported the USS Voyager to a point in time shortly before the Big Bang. B'Elanna Torres remarked that Voyager was not capable of surviving the formation of the cosmos. Q retorted by stating she should consider it an honor to have her atoms become part of the entire universe. Quinn soon transported Voyager to a Christmas tree before the newly-formed expanding universe reached the ship. (VOY: "Death Wish")

After the discovery of the Omega molecule, Starfleet cosmologists theorized that this molecule was the source of the Big Bang. (VOY: "The Omega Directive")

The Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 82) dated the Big Bang to approximately 13.8 billion years before the late 24th century.

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