On just about every thread concerning the Big Bang, beginner questions are asked which other members consider to be unfounded. Hopefully this thread can serve as a central point to help beginners understand this issue correctly. 1. Where did the Big Bang happen and how far away is Earth from the location of the Big Bang? Shouldn't there be a location in the universe away from which all matter is traveling? 2. If there was a singularity that exploded 13.7 billion years ago, and if the universe is infinitely large, how can matter be distributed uniformly across the universe (as the cosmology principle would dictate)? How could there be any matter 100 quadrillion light years away from the Earth if it has had only 13.7 billion years to travel? 3. How should we envision this singularity that existed prior to the Big Bang? Was it just a pinpoint of infintely densely packed matter surrounded by a universe of otherwise empty space? Or did the explosion of this singularity actually create space and the universe and was never surrounded by anything, meaning that there was just nothing. That concept is difficult to understand.