No, the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation comes from the time when the universe cooled from plasma to atoms, and that was 380,000 years after the start of everything.
Originally posted by galaxygirl
@Jun 11 2004, 04:47 PM
Didn't it take 2 billion years for "normal" matter to exist?
It does seem like 700 million years after the big bang is a little quick to form a galaxy, but if there were early supermassive black holes [a controversial idea], it would take much less time then that.
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