By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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Grand Unification Era

Grand Unification Era

Absolute Years From Now: -13799999997
Story Reference Date: 03/27/2024

The speculative Grand Unification Era ends around seconds after the Big Bang. During this era, the strong force is believed to have separated from the other three fundamental forces. The universe was still incredibly hot and dense, and it’s during this period that the first subatomic particles, including quarks and leptons, could have begun to form. This era ended with a phase transition to the inflationary epoch.

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