The Universe reset.
Where there was nothing, suddenly there was everything. The expansion took the smallest possible time that could exist, going from one singular point to all possible points.
Eons passed, as stars formed, galaxies coalesced, matter was destroyed, created, merged, settled.
Eons more passed, and then there was life.
Simple at first, but in such little time, comparatively, it became more advanced, more complex, and soon enough it began to seek out an understanding of what was around them.
After a million years or so, it began to come close to understanding The Universe.
So The Universe reset.