News tagged with big bang

Mysterious red galaxies

( -- Perhaps the most astonishing and revolutionary discovery in cosmology was Edwin Hubble's observation that galaxies are moving away from us with velocities that are proportional to their distances.

dateDec 12, 2011 in Astronomy
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Big Bang under the microscope

(—Scientists have replaced the telescope with the microscope: Using the similarities between the structure of a crystal and the state of the cosmos in the early universe, they have explored a yet unconfirmed phenomenon, ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in General Physics
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Nearby ancient star is almost as old as the Universe

A metal-poor star located merely 190 light-years from the Sun is 14.46+-0.80 billion years old, which implies that the star is nearly as old as the Universe! Those results emerged from a new study led by Howard Bond. Such ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Astronomy
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The older we get, the less we know (cosmologically)

( -- The universe is a marvelously complex place, filled with galaxies and larger-scale structures that have evolved over its 13.7-billion-year history. Those began as small perturbations of matter that grew over ...

dateMay 22, 2012 in Astronomy
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