Before the big bang - just energy.<quoted text>
Even so, we were discussing the beginnings of the universe, where they say there was nothing except energy.
If that's so, how did the energy speed up to become an element?
How did elements come together perfectly to form the first hydrogen atom?
After Big Bang - matter. Very primitive matter, but matter nonetheless.
From this matter, ionised gasses formed, like hydrogen.
Vasts cloud of ionised gasses, called nebula, gravitate towards a central mass. We even have pictures:
These vasts clouds of nebula then starts to draw together. In this, there is heat and friction. And as we know with chemistry, add heat, and things happen. Stuff shape, form and sometimes explode.
What I am giving you, is a very dumbed down version how stars form.
Hence the other name for nebula - stardust.