Big Bang AR

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About this app

Join Tilda Swinton and CERN scientists on an epic interactive journey through the birth and evolution of the universe - in mixed reality. Go back in time 13.8 billion years and discover how space, time and the visible universe came to be.

See the universe form in the palm of your hand. Witness the formation of the very first stars, our solar system, and the planet we call home. Immerse yourself in the primordial mystery of the early universe in space and watch events unfold around you, in your own physical environment.

Learn about the microscopic building blocks that make up everything - and everyone - we know, and find out if we really are made of stars.

See the universe form as you stretch out your hand in front of your camera. Create the very first particles and atoms. Make a star explode, create a supernova and explore the nebula. See our solar system come together and hold the Earth in the palm of your hand.

Find out how we are made from stars, take a #starselfie and share it with your friends.

This app has options for subtitles.

Augmented reality experiences require battery power- please make sure your device is fully charged before playing this AR experience.

To show you where you are on Earth, Big Bang AR needs permission to access your location. The app also needs access to the camera and photo gallery on your device for the AR experience to work, and to save photos directly to your device. This data remains anonymous and will not be stored or shared externally from your device.

Big Bang AR is a collaboration between CERN and Google Arts & Culture. With special thanks to Rolf Landua, Head of Global Engagement, CERN, and production partner Nexus Studios.

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Google Arts & Culture
Updated on
Mar 6, 2019

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1.46K reviews
A Google user
January 7, 2020
I absolutely love the idea behind this app and plan to always keep it on my phone. That being said it has major technical issues on my Samsung Note 8. It's equipped with an octacore / 8-core processor and is still struggling with poor framerates, my device got hot, and the battery drained 10% during the short session. I notice other comments say the same. I really hope this issue is fixed, and perhaps we could see more chapters in future involving the creation of water, cyanobacteria and o2.
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A Google user
July 26, 2019
It's an amazing app!! From Big Bang to Solar System, this app covered all of the stuff. The explanation, the music in the background are perfect! But it's AR that makes it more amazing! You can turn your mobile phone around to see all of the stuff happening. We can even explore a star from all perspective.! Thanks CERN for makibg such an amazing app! But please can you make an app that covers space stuffs like Black holes, Neutron Stars, Quasars Galaxy's and more and more.
94 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
July 16, 2019
Launched the app with the Samsung note 9. Very lags and the device get really hot quickly, didn't want to harm my device so uninstalled it. Besides, the camera moved as I move the phone and there is no options to keep the camera stay still, inconvenient. Though it was a fun app to get to know the universe, love the concept.
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