CERN'S Tom Whyntie explains the universe, for beginners

An animated Whyntie takes a look into the Big Bang theory and how cosmologists and particle physicists explain the universe.

Video screenshot by CBS News

If you thought the Big Bang theory was boring and particle physics was hard to understand, you've never seen those things explained by a cartoon version of CERN physicist Tom Whyntie.

He's able to put the information from a three-month science course into an easy-to-understand three-minute TEDEd video with the help of animation team at Hornet. The British-voiced blob bounces around and explains how scientists study the Big Bang by replacing the heat, energy, and activity of the first few seconds of the universe.

Take a look for yourself, you might even learn something new.

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