News tagged with big bang

First direct evidence of cosmic inflation (Update)

( —Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In the first fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, ...

dateMar 17, 2014 in Astronomy
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Scientists build first map of hidden universe

A team led by astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has created the first three-dimensional map of the 'adolescent' Universe, just 3 billion years after the Big Bang. This map, built from data collected ...

dateOct 16, 2014 in Astronomy
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'Oldest star' found from iron fingerprint (Update)

As the Big Bang's name suggests, the universe burst into formation from an immense explosion, creating a vast soup of particles. Gigantic clouds of primordial soup, made mainly of hydrogen and helium, eventually collapsed ...

dateFeb 09, 2014 in Astronomy
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What is the universe expanding into?

Come on, admit it, you've had this question. "Since astronomers know that the Universe is expanding, what's it expanding into? What's outside of the Universe?" Ask any astronomer and you'll get an unsatisfying answer. We ...

dateNov 28, 2013 in Space Exploration
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