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Expanding Universe

Universe's Expansion Calculated WIth Unprecedented Accuracy

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

Scientists studying more than 140,000 extremely bright galaxies have calculated the expansion of the universe with unprecedented accuracy. The dista...

'Real-Time' Analysis Shows Just How Our Universe Is Expanding

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Science

The universe is expanding — and it is doing so at the same rate in all directions, according to new measurements that appear to confirm the standa...

Eerie Similarities Seen Between Brain, Universe

Posted 11.26.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 11/26/2012 04:13 PM EST on LiveScience The universe may grow like a giant brain, according to a...

Is Our Universe the Ultimate Free Lunch?

Mario Livio | Posted 01.14.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The inflationary model suggests an elegant solution to the puzzle of why our universe is expanding. But what happened before that? How did the universe get to that state?

New Data Show How Fast Universe Is Expanding

Posted 10.03.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 10/03/2012 05:33 PM EDT on SPACE.com The universe just got a new speeding ticket. The most precise measurement e...

Secrets of a Dark Universe

Amir Aczel | Posted 11.17.2012 | Science
Amir Aczel

Travel to a location far from any major city or other sources of terrestrial light--preferably to the top of a mountain somewhere, surrounded by natural habitat, rather than villages or towns. Stay up after dark, and spend some time looking at the night sky.

WOW: Faintest Galaxy Ever Seen Is HOW Far From Earth?

Posted 06.06.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/06/2012 12:06 PM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have found the faintest galaxy yet seen in the deep, distant reach...

The Big Snap

Max Tegmark | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Max Tegmark

How's it all going to end? Being a cosmologist, I'm not talking about our new year, but about our universe, billions of years from now. This question has gotten me worrying about what I call the Big Snap.