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Early Universe

FOUND: Traces Of A Monster Star In Early Universe

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science

An ancient star in the halo surrounding the Milky Way galaxy appears to contain traces of material released by the death of one of the universe's fi...

Black Hole Mystery May Finally Be Solved

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science

Black holes may have grown incredibly rapidly in the newborn universe, perhaps helping explain why they appear so early in cosmic history, researcher...

WATCH: Ancient 'Starbursts' Shine Light On Early Universe

Space.com | Kelly Dickerson | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Brilliant bursts of star formation in distant dwarf galaxies seen by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could reveal new information about the early hist...

WATCH: Just What ARE Gravitational Waves?

natureheader | Davide Castelvecchi | Posted 03.18.2014 | Science

Astronomers have announced the detection of the imprint of primordial 'gravitational waves' that originated in the Big Bang that created our Universe ...

WATCH: Astronomers Find Cosmic 'Smoking Gun'

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science

NEW YORK (AP) — The universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, exploding into existence in an event called the Big Bang. Now researchers say the...

Mystery Of Big Bang's Echo Solved?

natureheader | Eugenie Samuel Reich | Posted 02.19.2014 | Science

Soon after the Big Bang, there were tiny ripples: quantum fluctuations in the density of the seething ball of hot plasma. Billions of years later, tho...

Black Hole Study Puts Ancient Universe In Surprising New Light

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

Black holes acting as companions to early stars may have taken more time to raise the temperature of the ancient universe than previously thought, a ...

After Three Decades, 'Baby Milky Way' Finally Shows Its Face

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science

Astronomers have gotten their first clear look at a galaxy in the very early universe that could have evolved into a structure somewhat like the Milk...

Newfound 'Cloud' Utterly Dwarfs Our Own Galaxy

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Astronomers have discovered the largest known gas cloud in the Universe. The mammoth nebula may be the first imaged filament of a spidery arrangement ...

'Time Machine' Telescope Switched Off

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

After hunting for the earliest clues about the evolution of the universe for more than four years, Europe's Planck Space Observatory has gone dark. ...

WATCH: Can 'Twist' Help Unlock Secrets Of Early Universe?

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 10.21.2013 | Science

Researchers have discovered a subtle twist in the primeval light that formed shortly after the universe came into being. They hope it can reveal new ...

Higgs Discovery May Solve Key Riddle In Cosmology

natureheader | Eugenie Samuel Reich | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science

A key riddle in cosmology may be answered by the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson — now a leading contender for the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics on ...

David Freeman

Probes Let Physicists Peer Further Back In Time Than Ever Before

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

What was it like at the dawn of the universe? No one knows for sure. But with help from powerful space probes, physicists say they have now peered fur...

Higgs Boson Could Challenge Leading Big Bang Theory

natureheader | Posted 04.16.2013 | Science

By Zeeya Merali When the European Space Agency’s Planck mission team unveiled the most detailed map yet of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave bac...

'Green Peas' May Shed Light On Early Universe

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.09.2013 | Science

Astronomers still don't know much about how the universe developed during its infancy, but tiny galaxies known as "Green Peas" may hold big clues. ...

Distant Galaxy Reclaims Title As Universe's Oldest

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 12.13.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- A galaxy once considered the oldest has reclaimed its title, scientists reported Wednesday. Poring through Hubble Space Telescope phot...

Distant Quasar Reveals Secrets Of Early Universe

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 12/05/2012 01:14 PM EST on SPACE.com A cloud of hydrogen gas illuminated by the brightest ob...