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Astrophysics - Universe Topics

  • The Bouncing Baby Universe

    1999April 6, 2011

    New research by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope indicates that the Universe is only 12 billion years old. This could revive the old paradox in Astrophysicsthat the Universe appears younger than some of the stars in it.

  • SSL's BATSE Experiment Science Highlighted on NPR's StarDate

    1996April 6, 2011

  • A Supernova Sheds Light on Dark Energy

    2001April 6, 2011

    A discovery by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope supports the notion that the Universe is filled with a mysterious form of energy pushing galaxies apart at an ever-increasing rate.

  • The First Starlight

    2002April 6, 2011

    By peering through a giant cosmic lens, scientists have found some of the first-born stars in our Universe.

  • Great Intergalactic Cobwebs

    2002Sept. 20, 2011

    Astronomers using NASA's FUSE spacecraft have spotted vast clouds between galaxies that might permeate the early Universe like a tangled spider's web.

  • Picture of the Early Universe

    2000April 6, 2011

    New images from an Antarctic balloon flight in 1998 have brought the cosmic microwave background into sharper focus. Detailed analysis of the images is shedding light on some of cosmology's outstanding mysteries -- the nature of the matter and energy that dominate intergalactic space and whether space is "curved" or "flat."

  • A New Form of Life

    2003April 6, 2011

    NASA scientists have discovered a new extreme-loving microorganism in California's exotic Mono Lake.

  • The Oldest Light in the Universe

    2003April 6, 2011

    A NASA satellite has captured the sharpest-ever picture of the big bang's afterglow.

  • Extreme Ecosystem

    2004April 6, 2011

    Microbiologists have found a community of extreme-loving microbes working together to survive at the bottom of California's Mono Lake.