# Can we see the Big Bang happen if we look far enough?

The observable universe is constantly expanding as more light from the Big Bang reaches us. This light has been travelling for billions of years, so we are looking at the universe as it was a few billion years ago. This being said, would it be possible to look at the Big Bang in action by looking deep into the universe?

edit To answer the speculation in the comments what if the universe was not opaque. Well, all we would be able to so is some (nearly) isotropic radiation field emitted very early on (and redshifted by the cosmic expansion since the big bang). The CMB is exactly that, but emitted at redshift $z\sim$1000 (the epoch of re-combination) rather than larger $z$.