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How the Universe Got Its Bounce Back
Cosmologists have shown that it’s theoretically possible for a contracting universe to bounce and expand. The new work resuscitates an old idea that directly challenges the big bang theory of cosmic origins.
The Most Distant Supermassive Black Hole Ever Found Holds Secrets to the Early Universe
We’re seeing how it looked when the universe was a toddler.
New Map of Dark Matter Puts the Big Bang Theory on Trial
The prevailing view of the universe has just passed a rigorous new test, but the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy remain unsolved. The Kavli Foundation asked Scott Dodelson, Risa Wechsler, and George Efstathiou what’s next.
The Kavli Foundation
Martin Rees on Speculative Physics
Astronomer Royal Martin Rees on the size of the physical universe, reconciling the physics of the very small with the physics of the very large, and more.
Big Questions Online
From Myth To Science: Can We Make Sense Of The Origin Of All Things?
It may be that to explain where the universe came from is an impossibility for our causally-based, logically-oriented, experientially-functioning minds, but we must keep trying, says Marcelo Gleiser.
13.7: Cosmos & Culture, NPR
In the Beginning
Cosmology has been on a long, hot streak, racking up one imaginative and scientific triumph after another. Is it over?
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