CSIRO telescope takes temperature of Universe
(Phys.org)—Using the CSIRO Australia Telescope Compact Array near Narrabri, NSW, an international team from Sweden, France, Germany and Australia has measured how warm the Universe was when it was half ...
A future in sitcoms after the election? Presidential debates may be funnier than popular sitcoms
(Phys.org)—Researchers from Murdoch University's Audience Labs have created a new technique for gauging real-time audience reaction to the US Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates. ...
Unraveling galactic, stellar evolution through study of supermassive stars
European research is identifying and quantifying properties of massive stars in our galaxy and nearby. This research should provide important insight into the formation of galaxies and stellar evolution.
The Big Bang versus the 'Big Bounce'
Two fundamental concepts in physics, both of which explain the nature of the Universe in many ways, have been difficult to reconcile with each other. European researchers developed a mathematical approach ...
When dark energy turned on (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Some six billion light years distant, almost halfway from now back to the big bang, the universe was undergoing an elemental change. Held back until then by the mutual gravitational attraction ...
Exploring space burps
(PhysOrg.com) -- Forget the Big Bang theory on the origins of the universe. University of Alberta physicist Greg Sivakoff is looking to find the secrets of the Big Burp theory.
Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease
British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease.
Astronomers find pristine clouds of primordial gas from the early Universe
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, astronomers have found pristine clouds of the primordial gas that formed in the first few minutes after the Big Bang. The composition of the gas matches theoretical predictions, ...
Was the real discovery of the expanding universe lost in translation?
(PhysOrg.com) -- The greatest astronomical discovery of the 20th century may have been credited to the wrong person. But it turns out to have been nobody's fault except for that of the actual original discoverer ...
Far-future astronomers could still deduce the Big Bang
(PhysOrg.com) -- One trillion years from now, an alien astronomer in our galaxy will have a difficult time figuring out how the universe began. They won't have the evidence that we enjoy today.
NASA goes to the set of CBS's 'The Big Bang Theory'
It all started with a Big Bang. Well, actually, it all started with a beach ball. Not just any beach ball, but one that is printed with data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). This educational ...
Cracks in the Universe: Physicists are searching for the fingerprints of cosmic strings
Physicists are hot on the trail of one of strangest theorized structures in the universe. A team of researchers have announced what they think are the first indirect observations of ancient cosmic strings, ...
Revised theory of gravity doesn't predict a Big Bang
Planck Mission: Space Probe Peers Into Dark Cosmos
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine watching the birth of the universe -- the Big Bang -- from the outside. What would you have seen?