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The start of the universe should be modeled not as a Big Bang but more like water freezing into ice, a team of theoretical physicists report.

“Think of the early universe as being like a liquid,” he says. “Then as the universe cools, it ‘crystallizes’ into the three spatial and one time dimension that we see today,” says University of Melbourne researcher James Quach.

“Theorized this way, as the universe cools, we would expect that cracks should form, similar to the way cracks are formed when water freezes into ice.”

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