Forget the Chicken and the Egg — What About the Universe and the Stars?

One problem with working out the age of the universe is trying to find out which came first -- the stars or the universe that contains them. In 2013 researchers associated with the Planck space observatory measured the age of the universe at 13.82 billion years. That same year researchers grappled with the age of the Methuselah... Continue Reading →

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Like Sand Through the Hourglass, So Go the Galaxies

If you want to obscure your view of something, a grain of sand is probably not the first thing that you would choose. It is so small that it is hard to think of too many things it could cover. Would you believe that a single grain of sand is sufficient to block out your... Continue Reading →

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