What Were the Universe’s Dark Ages?

About this video
Duration: 1 minute, 21 seconds

There was a time when the universe was completely dark. The James Webb Space Telescope will find that time.

Artwork, Cosmology, Illustrative, Universe Age/Size


Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach
Narration: Alia Shawkat
Writing: Joel Green and Vanessa Thomas
Designer: Marc Lussier
Music: Associated Production Music (www.pm.com)
Sound effects: CSSMusic.com, FreeSound.org, and SoundBible.com (users Sonidor, espectral, Mark DiAngelo, and Mike Koenig)

All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA, ESA, and STScI except …
• Visualization of the reionization era courtesy of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Many thanks to: Greg Bacon, George Becker, Mia Bovill, Bonnie Eisenhamer, John Godfrey, Adam Green, Mikey Hart, Hussein Jirdeh, Jason Kalirai, Courtney Kivowitz, Brandon Lawton, Katelin Mora, Bonnie Meinke, Denise Smith, Stephanie Smith, Massimo Stiavelli, Frank Summers, and Tracy Vogel

Publication: September 27, 2016