Major advances were made in the last decade that enable us to tell this story as a complete narrative: from a new Big Bang model (that includes a sister mirror-image universe,) through galaxy and solar system evolution, and an Earth finally gaining an oxygen atmosphere permitting plants and animals. It is now an amazingly complete narrative.

Dwight Jennison received his PhD in theoretical physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His 30-year career at Sandia National Labs involved basic research in theoretical physics. Jennison has been a docent at the NM Museum of Natural History and Science for 15 years. He is the current president of the museum’s volunteer association.