Who is the author of the Big Bang theory?

Georges Lemaître
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Tycho Brahe
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Jean Bernard Léon Foucault
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Edwin Salpeter
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Since Georges Lemaître first noted in 1927 that an expanding universe could be traced back in time to an originating single point, scientists have built on his idea of cosmic expansion. The scientific community was once divided between supporters of two different theories, the Big Bang and the Steady State theory, but a wide range of empirical evidence has strongly favored the Big Bang which is now universally accepted.
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