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The Sensor Array That Made the Big Bang Discovery Possible

Astronomers have long sought tangible proof that the Big Bang caused the universe to violently and exponentially expand in the first few milliseconds of its existence. Now they have it, thanks in part to a radio telescope in Antarctica that recently detected primordial gravitational waves, the "smoking gun" evidence of the Big Bang. This changes everything. Read More >>

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Why the Big Bang Discovery is Even More Important Than You Think

As you've probably heard, yesterday a team of scientists identified evidence of cosmic inflation right after the Big Bang, a finding which helps explain how the entire universe originated. Amazing as that sounds, it's way more important than you even imagine. Read More >>

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Astronomers Discover First Direct Proof of the Big Bang Expansion

Somebody's going to win a Nobel Prize. At least that's what the physics community is saying after the announcement on Monday that a Harvard team has found the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation right after the Big Bang. It's more proof that the Big Bang really was the beginning of it all. Read More >>

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Where Exactly Did the Big Bang Actually Happen?

When you think of the big bang, that cosmic explosion that jump started the ever expanding universe as we know it, it's only natural to imagine it as a single point. One corner of space that just blew up into the galactic being. But where was it? Read More >>

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The Universe Is 80 Million Years Older Than We Thought

We've known for ages that the universe is 13 and a quarter billion-ish years old, but now a recent study is tweaking that number just slightly. Findings by the European Space Agency's Planck space probe show that the universe is about 80 million years older than previously thought, bringing the total to 13.81 billion. Read More >>

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Lord Rees Astronomer Royal on Aliens, the Big Bang, and the Multiverse

In a rare opportunity to speak to one of Britain's greatest living scientists we decided to ask the Astronomer Royal, Lord Rees, the big questions: is there extraterrestrial life out there, are there other universes and what came before the Big Bang? Read More >>

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Did You Know That You Can Hear the Big Bang Using Any Old Radio or TV?

Here's a really cool science factoid: if you turn any old radio or TV that is not tuned to any station, a percentage of that white noise you hear is the sound of the Big Bang, the moment of the creation of the Universe. Read More >>

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