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Scientists Propose a New Method to Probe the Evolutionary History of the Universe

January 27, 2016

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Scientists Propose a New Method to Probe the Beginning of the Universe

New research from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests that oscillating heavy particles generated “clocks” in the primordial universe that could be used to determine what produced the initial conditions that gave rise to the universe. How did the universe begin? And what came before the Big Bang? Cosmologists have asked these questions ever since […]

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Astronomers Study the Interstellar Medium a Billion Years After the Big Bang

June 2, 2015

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Scientists Examine the Interstellar Medium a Billion Years after the Big Bang

In a newly published study astronomers measured the emission from ionized carbon in seventeen young galaxies, revealing a good measure of the rate of star formation in the very early universe (except in sources deficient in carbon), that the UV fields are about 100-1000 times as strong as they are near the Sun, and that […]

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Study Investigates Interaction between the Higgs Particle and Gravity

November 19, 2014

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Gravity May Have Saved the Universe

A newly published study details how the spacetime curvature provided the stability needed for the universe to survive after the Big Bang. Studies of the Higgs particle – discovered at CERN in 2012 and responsible for giving mass to all particles – have suggested that the production of Higgs particles during the accelerating expansion of […]

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Higgs Boson May Explain the Earliest Expansion of the Universe

August 15, 2014

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Higgs Versus the Big Bang

In a newly published study, physicists propose that the Higgs boson, which was recently confirmed to be the origin of mass, may also be responsible for the mode of inflation and shape of the Universe shortly after the Big Bang. Fedor Bezrukov from the RIKEN–BNL Research Center and Mikhail Shaposhnikov from the Swiss Federal Institute […]

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Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

August 8, 2014

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Our Universe May Have Emerged from a Black Hole in a Higher Dimensional Universe

New research from theoretical physicists at the Perimeter Institute proposes that our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe. The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it? Three Perimeter Institute researchers have […]

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Astrophysicists Challenge the Cosmological Model

April 3, 2014

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New Research Challenges the Cosmological Model

By comparing the predictions of state-of-the-art supercomputer simulations with the results of sophisticated statistical analyses of the cosmic background radiation, two independent studies are challenging the cosmological model. Astronomers Professor Chris Collins and Dr Ian McCarthy from LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute are challenging the view that the currently preferred cosmological model of the Universe is […]

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Physicists Successfully Simulate Evolution of the Early Universe

September 3, 2013

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Big Bang Experiment Simulates Evolution of Early Universe

Using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber, scientists have successfully simulated the evolution of the early universe. Physicists have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the Big Bang, using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber at the University of Chicago. “This is the first time […]

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Researchers Use New CMB Data to Analyze the First Hundred Thousand Years of Our Universe

August 8, 2013

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New Analysis of CMB Radiation Data Provides a Look at the First Hundred Thousand Years of Our Universe

Using cosmic microwave background radiation data from Planck and WMAP9, researchers look back through time at the first 100 years to 300,000 years after the Big Bang. Mystery fans know that the best way to solve a mystery is to revisit the scene where it began and look for clues. To understand the mysteries of […]

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Keck Observatory Observations Strengthen Big Bang Theory

June 7, 2013

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Keck Observations Strengthen Big Bang Theory

Using Keck observations of ancient stars and models of their atmospheres, researchers have shown that there is no conflict between their lithium-6 and lithium-7 content and predictions of the standard theory of Big Bang nucleosynthesis. Kamuela, Hawaii – An international team of scientists using the most powerful telescope on Earth has discovered the moments just […]

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Our Universe Collided with Another Billions of Years Ago, Stephen Hawking States

January 8, 2012

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Universe Collide

While it’s a well-known fact that there’s an upcoming Andromeda-Milky Way collision in 3 to 5 billion years, Stephen Hawking has stated that we should look to a collision between universes in the distant past of our own universe for explanations of why physical constants seem so fine-tuned to the values required for life to […]

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