The Universe

by Fraser Cain on July 30, 2009

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The Universe

The Universe: that is one big subject to conquer. Can you imagine how hard it would be to tackle that topic without going on for decades? There are a million directions an author could go and still miss a few subtopics. To cut down on research time for our readers, Universe Today decided to compile a list of links to information here on the site that deal with the Universe in general. To give you an idea as to what you might find along the way, here are a few fun facts.

Some scientists think that the Universe will end in a Big Crunch. A handy way of saying that it will contract until it doesn’t exist anymore. That will be followed by a Big Bang and a new Universe will begin. This is the basis for the cyclic version of cosmology.

The majority of scientists agree that our Universe is flat based on readings from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe(WMAP). A few others disagree. Remember, everyone thought our planet was flat until explorers discovered differently. The question may never be answered beyond a shadow of a doubt.

These two facts are pretty generalized and you will find many more specific ones in the links below. Each article itself has additional links to even more information. It will not take you long to see how someone can spend a lifetime trying to understand the Universe and why scientists generally specialize in one area of it.

 

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Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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