articles tagged: cosmology
never mind, the universe is still probably expanding at an accelerating rate
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never mind, the universe is still probably expanding at an accelerating rate

On further review, the study claiming that the universe is expanding at a steady rate ended up independently proving accelerating expansion.

the study that could quite literally change everything if it’s right
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the study that could quite literally change everything if it’s right

A new paper claims that the universe's expansion isn't accelerating. If that's true, we have to start rewriting cosmology as we know it.

how scientists accidentally solved the universe’s weight problem
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how scientists accidentally solved the universe’s weight problem

While studying mysterious fast radio bursts, astronomers figured out why the universe weighs as much as it does and where that mass went.

why the great void didn’t cause the cold spot
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why the great void didn’t cause the cold spot

If you've heard about the Cold Spot, you may have read that it's caused by a strangely low density of galaxies in that area of the universe. But the truth is much, much weirder...

peeking at dark matter during a tidal strip show
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peeking at dark matter during a tidal strip show

It turns out that one of the best ways to learn about dark matter is to turn out the lights, lean back, and closely watch a little gravitational galaxy on galaxy action.

the infinitely vast, mandatory multiverse?
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the infinitely vast, mandatory multiverse?

A group of physicists say that a multiverse, in which we're just one of many sibling universes, is an inevitable result of cosmic inflation.

good news everyone! we’re actually mostly right about the universe.
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good news everyone! we’re actually mostly right about the universe.

Planck has given us more precise measurements of how the universe works, but mostly confirms what we know.

don’t panic, but the universe can explode at any second thanks to the higgs boson
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don’t panic, but the universe can explode at any second thanks to the higgs boson

We just found the Higgs boson, and already a few scientists think it might be responsible for destroying the universe on a random day in the unspecified future.

did the cosmological principle get knocked down?
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did the cosmological principle get knocked down?

On the largest cosmological scale, the universe is supposed to be homogenous. A new discovery puts that principle in question.

what alcohol can tell us about the fate of the universe
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what alcohol can tell us about the fate of the universe

Alcohol isn't just the cause of and answer to most of life's problems, it also tells us something fundamental about the nature of all matter.

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