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{{Youmay|the event|the [[Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series)|''Clone Wars'' television series]] episode of [[The Big Bang|the same name]]}}
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{{Quote|Everything that exists, and will ever exist, was spawned from the primordial plasma of time's beginning.|[[Jedi Master/Legends|Jedi Master]] [[Ood Bnar]]|Tales of the Jedi Companion}}
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The '''Big Bang''' was the event that created the [[Known Universe|universe]], an unknown amount of [[Time/Legends|time]] prior to the formation of [[The galaxy/Legends|the galaxy]] [[13,000,000,000 BBY|thirteen billion years]] before the [[Battle of Yavin/Legends|Battle of Yavin]].<ref name="TEA">''[[The Essential Atlas]]'', p. 125</ref>
   
The '''Big Bang''' was the event that created the [[universe]], an indeterminate amount of time prior to the formation of [[the galaxy]]. The galaxy's formation predates the formation of the [[Cularin system]]<ref>Date from the ''[[Living Force Campaign Guide]]''</ref> and the [[Yavin system]],<ref>Date from the ''[[Star Wars Encyclopedia]]''</ref> which would place the formation of the galaxy, and thus the Big Bang, some time prior to 7.5 billion years before the [[Battle of Yavin]].
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The [[Shawken Device]] was designed to cause a chain reaction that would destroy all [[Star system/Legends|star systems]] in the existing universe, with the purpose of eventually triggering a new Big Bang to begin the universe again. While this exact outcome is questionable, the effects produced by this [[Superweapon/Legends|superweapon]] could have still been disastrous had it ever been given a chance to destroy the planet [[Shawken]], where it was located.<ref name="Star Wars 87: Still Active After All These Years">''[[Star Wars 87: Still Active After All These Years]]''</ref>
 
The [[Shawken Device]] was designed to cause a chain reaction that would destroy all [[star system]]s in the existing universe, with the purpose of eventually triggering a new Big Bang to begin the universe again. While this exact outcome is questionable, the effects produced by this superweapon could have still been disastrous had it ever been given a chance to destroy the planet [[Shawken]], where it was located.<ref name="Star Wars 87: Still Active After All These Years">''[[Star Wars 87: Still Active After All These Years]]''</ref>
 
   
 
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The [[Wikipedia:Age of the universe|age of our universe]], according to current scientific consensus, is approximately 13.7 billion years. Many fan-made timelines, such as ''Star Wars Timeline Gold'', use [[List of references to Earth in Star Wars|references to Earth]] in ''Star Wars'' canon to determine the time difference between the events in the films and the present day. Timelines which assume only a few centuries or millennia often list 13,700,000,000 BBY as the date of the Big Bang. However, since neither Earth nor the Milky Way galaxy is mentioned in canonical ''Star Wars'' materials, such calculations are purely speculative.
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The [[Wikipedia:Age of the universe|age of our universe]], according to results from the [[Wikipedia:Planck (spacecraft)|Planck observatory satellite]] released in [[March]] [[2013]], is 13.798 &plusmn; 0.037 billion years.<ref>Planck Collaboration, "Planck 2013 results. I. Overview of products and scientific results", [http://arXiv.org/abs/1303.5062 arXiv:1303.5062]</ref> This improved measurement includes the data used for a [[2006]] measurement of 13.772 &plusmn; 0.059 billion years from the [[Wikipedia:Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe|Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe]].<ref>D.N. Spergel et. al., "Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Three Year Results: Implications for Cosmology", [http://arXiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0603449 arXiv:astro-ph/0603449]</ref>
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Many fan-made timelines, such as ''Star Wars Timeline Gold'', use [[List of references to Earth in Star Wars|references to Earth]] in ''Star Wars'' [[canon]] to determine the time difference between the events in the films and the present day. Timelines which assume this time difference is only a few centuries or millennia often list 13,700,000,000 BBY or a similar date as the date of the Big Bang. However, since neither Earth nor the Milky Way galaxy is mentioned in canonical ''Star Wars'' materials, such calculations are speculative.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 23:51, January 14, 2019

This article is about the event. You may be looking for the Clone Wars television series episode of the same name.
"Everything that exists, and will ever exist, was spawned from the primordial plasma of time's beginning."
Jedi Master Ood Bnar[src]

The Big Bang was the event that created the universe, an unknown amount of time prior to the formation of the galaxy thirteen billion years before the Battle of Yavin.[1]

The Shawken Device was designed to cause a chain reaction that would destroy all star systems in the existing universe, with the purpose of eventually triggering a new Big Bang to begin the universe again. While this exact outcome is questionable, the effects produced by this superweapon could have still been disastrous had it ever been given a chance to destroy the planet Shawken, where it was located.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The age of our universe, according to results from the Planck observatory satellite released in March 2013, is 13.798 ± 0.037 billion years.[3] This improved measurement includes the data used for a 2006 measurement of 13.772 ± 0.059 billion years from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe.[4]

Many fan-made timelines, such as Star Wars Timeline Gold, use references to Earth in Star Wars canon to determine the time difference between the events in the films and the present day. Timelines which assume this time difference is only a few centuries or millennia often list 13,700,000,000 BBY or a similar date as the date of the Big Bang. However, since neither Earth nor the Milky Way galaxy is mentioned in canonical Star Wars materials, such calculations are speculative.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. The Essential Atlas, p. 125
  2. Star Wars 87: Still Active After All These Years
  3. Planck Collaboration, "Planck 2013 results. I. Overview of products and scientific results", arXiv:1303.5062
  4. D.N. Spergel et. al., "Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Three Year Results: Implications for Cosmology", arXiv:astro-ph/0603449

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