WMAP

New Cosmological Theory Goes Inflation-Free

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation is one of the greatest discoveries of modern cosmology. Astrophysicist George Smoot once likened…

7 years ago

When Did the First Stars Form?

Shortly after the Big Bang, the Universe had cooled to the point that the first stars could form out of…

8 years ago

How Old is the Universe?

The Universe is vast bubble of space and time, expanding in volume. Run the clock backward and you get to…

8 years ago

Astronomy Without A Telescope – One Crowded Nanosecond

[/caption] Remember how you could once pick up a book about the first three minutes after the Big Bang and…

12 years ago

Cosmological Constant

[/caption] The cosmological constant, symbol Λ (Greek capital lambda), was 'invented' by Einstein, not long after he published his theory…

12 years ago

Seven-Year WMAP Results: No, They’re NOT Anomalies

Since the day the first Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) data were released, in 2003, all manner of cosmic microwave…

12 years ago

Universe to WMAP: ΛCDM Rules, OK?

[/caption] The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) science team has finished analyzing seven full years' of data from the little…

12 years ago

What! No Parallel Universe? Cosmic Cold Spot Just Data Artifact

Rats! Another perplexing space mystery solved by science. New analysis of the famous "cold spot" in the cosmic microwave background…

13 years ago