How Far Can You See in the Universe?

by Fraser Cain March 31, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter When you look into the night sky, you’re seeing tremendous distances away, even with your bare eyeball. But what’s the most distant object you can see with the unaided eye? And what if you get help with a pair of binoculars, […]

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Cosmologists Cast Doubt on Inflation Evidence

by Jason Major March 24, 2014

It was just a week ago that the news blew through the scientific world like a storm: researchers from the BICEP2 project at the South Pole Telescope had detected unambiguous evidence of primordial gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background, the residual rippling of space and time created by the sudden inflation of the Universe […]

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Why Is This A Special Time For The Universe?

by Fraser Cain March 6, 2014

You might be surprised to know that you’re living in a very special time in the Universe. And in the far future, our descendant astronomers will wish they could live in such an exciting time Let’s find out why. Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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The Joy of Discovery, Featuring Bill Nye

by Jason Major February 11, 2014

“We are, you and I, at least one of the ways that the Universe knows itself.” – Bill Nye Did you manage to (or choose to) watch the much-anticipated debate between Science Guy Bill Nye and Ken Ham on the “merits” of Creationism on Feb. 4? While clearly nothing more than a publicity event cooked […]

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How Old is the Universe?

by Fraser Cain February 10, 2014

The Universe is vast bubble of space and time, expanding in volume. Run the clock backward and you get to a point where everything was compacted into a microscopic singularity of incomprehensible density. In a fraction of a second, it began expanding in volume, and it’s still continuing to do so today. So how old […]

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