Sophie's World - Chapter 35, the Big Bang Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 35, the Big Bang Summary

Hilde relaxes with her father, the Major, as they sit by the bay. They discuss whether there is other life on other planets in the universe. The Major speaks of the structure of universe and the galaxy. Since light takes time to travel, Man sees galaxies as they appeared millions of years ago. Galaxies are actually moving away from each other, says the Major. A possible theory to explain why this is happening is "the Big Bang." Some astronomers think that eventually the force of this first explosion will die out and the universe will gradually come back together. The Major recalls Sophie wondering where did the universe come from? Was it from the act of creation of God?

Meanwhile, Sophie and Alberto are sitting in the car, overhearing the Major lecturing to Hilde on the universe...

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