Category Archives: Cosmology

BANG!

4 March 1904. Universe gives birth George Gamow, who, somewhat later, became “one of the foremost advocates of the big bang theory” in his work and writing on cosmology. Happy Big Bang Birthday! March 4 – Today in Science History … Continue reading

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Brian Greene Explains the Universe — All of Them — to Stephen Colbert

Hilarious. “Is there a parallel universe in which I understand what he’s talking about?” Found this here: 3quarksdaily Do you read 3QD daily? You should.  

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Hubble Finds Oldest Galaxy Yet

The newly discovered star cluster — a hundred times smaller than our own Milky Way — was formed just 480 million years after the 13.7 billion year-old universe itself was born, making it easily the oldest galaxy ever found. As … Continue reading

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The Sky According to Planck

The first full sky image from the Planck telescope. Ok this is not the entire Universe. Or even the entire sky. The full, gorgeous image can be found here: BBC News – Planck telescope reveals ancient cosmic light

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Black Holes Eat Your Branes!

I love black holes, those weird and wonderful creatures of General Relativity. Now they’ve just gotten more weird and wonderful. Suppose our four dimensional spacetime to be embedded in higher dimensions. Cosmologists and topologists dance with these ideas routinely. We … Continue reading

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