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Subject: The frame of reference concerning the timeline of the big bang

Date: Mon Mar 24 21:18:23 2003
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Hello. The timeline given for the Big Bang says that after 10^-35 seconds of 
the big bang, "this" happened... and after 10^-6 secs after the bang, "that" 
happened. But just who's frame of reference is this timeline in? Surely the 
different particles are travelling at different relative velocities, therefore 
time passes slower (depending on the relative velocity) for one particle from 
the perspective of another. So just who's timeline is the bigbang in? Please 
let me know if this is just confusing... as I have confused my "relative"s 
with this questions.

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