cosmic inflation

New Telescopes to Study the Aftermath of the Big Bang

The NSF just awarded researchers at UChicago to start developing the CMB-S4 experiment, which will map the earliest moments of…

4 months ago

Astronomers Could Detect Gravitational Waves by Tracking the Moon's Orbit Around the Earth

Detecting gravitational waves by observing the Moon's motion could help solve one of the greatest mysteries in cosmology.

2 years ago

Primordial Gravitational Waves Continue to Elude Astronomers

New observations put further constraints on primordial gravitational waves, but still haven't found them yet.

2 years ago

What Happened Moments After the Big Bang?

New experiments in particle physics yield surprising results about the earliest matter in the universe.

3 years ago

Next Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors Should be Able to see the Primordial Waves From the Big Bang

Underneath all the gravitational waves we see are faint primordial waves. If we can detect them, it could change our…

3 years ago

New observations from the Planck mission don’t resolve anomalies like the CMB “cold spot”

A new analysis of Planck mission data has provided no new insights into the anomalies it detected, leaving the door…

5 years ago

If There is a Multiverse, Can There be Life There Too?

In a series of new studies, an international team of researchers found that if we live in a multiverse, it…

6 years ago

Gravitational Astronomy? How Detecting Gravitational Waves Changes Everything

We’ve now had multiple detections of gravitational waves, opening up a whole new field: gravitational astronomy. We talk about the…

7 years ago

What Was Cosmic Inflation? The Quest to Understand the Earliest Universe

The Big Bang was a tremendous theory, but it had a few problems. In 1980 Alan Guth developed the revolutionary…

7 years ago

The Universe

Measuring about 91 billion light years in diameter and being 13.8 billion years old, the Universe encompasses all matter, energy,…

7 years ago