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The Manga Guide to the Universe by Verte Corp., Kiyoshi Kawabata, Kenji Ishikawa

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156 Chapter 3 The Universe Was Born With a Big Bang
No, actuay,
you’re exactly
right!
In theory, the
universe was
extremely tiny in
the begiing.
So what was that,
just begier’s
luck? Or perhaps,
a flash of
insight?
After a,
genius is a
mysterious...
Um, we’ve
moved on
to the next
explanation
now...
I s...
What’s this
cone?
What’s going
on here?
Why is it flat
on top?
If the Universe Is Expanding... 157
The vertical
axisrepresents the
progreion of time,
from boom to top,
from the birth of
the universe to the
present.
The horizontal
axis indicates the
increasing size of
the universe as
itexpands.
The first kanji in the
Japanese word for
universe means space
and the second kanji
means time...
I read that once
in a story...
Um...
Yamane...?
Are you
fling
beer?
It's sti
no use...
She’s only
interested if she
can relate our
discuion to
something she
already knows
about.
This is an iustration
of the history of
the universe.
Space
Time
158 Chapter 3 The Universe Was Born With a Big Bang
The universe, at its begiing
We...let's
leave her
alone.
He said the whole
universe started
as a tiny dot!
It sms
tota y
preposterous
like the
geocentric
model!
Doesn’tit?
Yes it does.
The theory that a
tiny dot suenly
expanded to become
the universe is
an unexpected
explanation.
Hule was skeptical of
the theory—even though
he devised it himself.
I can s why! Saying
that the birth of the
universe was like a
bomb exploding is
a lile far-fetched,
isn't it?
What’s
wrong?
Did I say
something
weird?
So if the universe
has bn expanding,
as in this figure...
...it must have bn
extremely sma at
the begiing, like
Ka a sa i d.
It must have
started like a
tiny dot!
We
can't
trust
you!
If the Universe Is Expanding... 159
No, not at a!
Youre exactly
right!
Again…
The universe expanded
like an explosion as
sn as it was born!
That's the
big bang
theory!
Oh...I've heard
of that!
This theory is
suorted by
most scientists
to day.
Kaa...that's
amazing!
You know, when
you compliment
her, she just gets
even more fu of
herself.
Why don't
you just get
over it?!
Flash!
Hug
160 Chapter 3 The Universe Was Born With a Big Bang
Whether you
like it or not,
it's true.
Kaa's instincts
are importantshe
usuay knows the
right answer!
Hey...
I dont like
geing
compliments
from you!
wham!
Sibling
relationships
in Japanese
culture sure
are complicated,
aren’t they?
Why did
she hit
me?

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