We now have enough background to understand the production of the first subatomic particles. A long investigation has shown that the initial dark phase of the universe was the beginning of particles, atoms, and everything material. NASA scientists who reviewed this research wrote:
It was natural to seek conditions during the early stages of the expansion of the universe in which the elements might have been formed.[i]
[i] Truran, J. W. and A. G. W. Cameron, Chapter 23, “Nucleosynthesis,” Introduction to Space Science Written by the Staff of Goddard Space Flight Center National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, Maryland, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, Wilmot N. Hess and Gilbert D. Mead, editors (New York: Gordon and Breach, Science Publishers, 1968), p. 984.
Everything else that formed began at this time. We will follow this process through the formation of the stars, the Earth, and people.