'Big crunch' or another 'Big Bang?'
Will the universe expand outward for all of eternity and end in a vast, dark, cold, sterile, diffuse nothingness? Or will the “Big Bang” — the gargantuan explosion that formed the universe 14 billion ...
Planck Sees Light Billions of Years Old
The Planck space telescope has begun to collect light left over from the Big Bang explosion that created our universe.
The cosmic comic: Riding early waves
(PhysOrg.com) -- Fundamental research in cosmology continues to disclose ever more mysteries of the first millennia of the universe. More detailed knowledge will be delivered by the recently launched Planck ...
Restart of Large Hadron Collider now November
(AP) -- Repairs to two small helium leaks in the world's largest atom smasher will delay the restart of the giant machine another month until November, a spokesman for the operator said Thursday.
QUIET team to deploy new gravity-wave probe in June
A tiny fraction of a second following the big bang, the universe allegedly experienced the most inflationary period it has ever known.
Austria to pull out of European CERN institute
Austria is pulling out of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Science Minister Johannes Hahn announced Thursday, citing budget concerns.
Europe is about to take an astronomical lead over U.S.
The world's astronomers are about to get a trio of powerful new eyes on the sky that can see better and farther than existing space telescopes.
Super-Sensors to Measure 'Signature' of Inflationary Universe (w/Video)
What happened in the first trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang? Super-sensitive microwave detectors, built at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, may soon ...
Discovery poses challenge to galaxy formation theories
A team led by an Indiana University astronomer has found a sample of massive galaxies with properties that suggest that they may have formed relatively recently. This would run counter to the widely-held belief ...
Texas School Standards: Age of the Universe Erased
Heavyweight galaxies puzzle astronomers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have discovered large galaxies some two thirds of the way back in time to the big bang. This surprising find casts doubt on theories of how the biggest galaxies form.
Black Holes: Eternal Prisons No More, Stephen Hawking's Lecture
Celebrated physicist, Stephen Hawking, delivered an inspiring speech to a full house in Bovard Auditorium on March 10. USC College Dean Howard Gillman kicked off the event by introducing Nick Warner, professor ...
Europe postpones launch of Herschel, Planck telescopes
The launch next month of two large European telescopes designed to probe the formation of galaxies and the "Big Bang" scientists say created the universe has been postponed by several weeks, it was announced here on Friday.
Planck spacecraft follows Herschel to launch site
(PhysOrg.com) -- Planck, ESA’s microwave observatory that will study the relic radiation of the Big Bang, was shipped from Ličge, Belgium, to Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on 18 February. ...