"In the minutes following the explosion, protons and neutrons collided in nuclear fusion reactions to form hydrogen and helium." I found this bit of text in an article...and it got me thinking. What were the conditions the first atoms formed? Further more..what were the conditions that made the neutrons,protons, electrons and other particles form. Even further i'm interested in the limit conditions right in the very moment, right before and right after the first atoms were formed and the conditions the very sub atomic particles formed. The way i see this is that the first stated minutes after the t=0 moment there was a great output of energy in different forms. For some reason the flow was asymetrical and areas of higher and lower density formed and interacted with eachother. Sometime in that period conditions allowed or perhaps a better word would be forced the formation of structures. Logic dictates that the structures were formed to conserve energy that was otherwise going to dissapear linearly and 1=0 would have been a true statement. It was due to the asymetry factor that structures were formed and the goal was to maintain energy levels as long as possible. I'm trying to immagine the following scenario: 1. A medium of objects with inertia transmission very low...means compressing such a medium would not be possible by the objects inside this medium. 2. The tendency is to decrease density but to conserve energy 3. The first structures formed. Now here is where i think it gets interesting. Since the medium was not omogenous some areas allowed or forced the formation of structures...but the conditions varied. So...what happend to the FIRST STRUCTURE ever created? Is it still out there? or was it crushed back into the previous state sometime soon after its formation due to non omogenous areas that interacted with this FIRST structure? Another thought is: How much energy was consumed with the big bang? ok...the energy released we can see and approximate...but how much energy was used to contain and release this whole world? i'm guessing more than all the energy available in the universe.