Not according to Robert Jastrow, astronomer, physicist. cosmologist, Nobel Laureate.<quoted text>
They couldn't. Which is why they got it wrong.(shrug)
"Now we see how the astronomical evidence supports the biblical view of the origin of the world. The details differ, but the essential elements in the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same: the chain of events leading to man commenced suddenly and sharply at a definite moment in time, in a flash of light and energy."