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Category: Origin of the Universe

The BICEP2, or Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization, telescope. (Credit: Steffan Richter/Harvard University)

Scientists May Have Found Key to Unlock Big Bang Mystery

New findings announced this week support the theory that the universe underwent a fast and furious expansion just a fraction of a second after the Big Bang.

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Mini Big Bangs Suggest the Universe Began as a Liquid

The universe started out as a hot, soupy liquid, according to simulations of its earliest moments conducted with the help of the world’s largest particle accelerator.