Edwin Hubble

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It has taken three satellite experiments over two decades to accurately measure the cosmic microwave background, thousands of scientists have painstakingly built their careers on this endeavour and books have been written

We have one universe, but at present different determinations of its rate of expansion, which simply do not agree. This constitutes a puzzle, the reso(...)

The Hubble space telescope. Photograph: AP Photo/Nasa

One of the great surprises of 20th century science was Edwin Hubble’s discovery that the distant galaxies are rushing away from us at a speed proporti(...)

Georges Lemaître

As pointed out by Brian Maye in a recent article in this newspaper, this month marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Monsignor Georges Lemaître,(...)

The largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe, catalogued as ACT-CL J0102-4915, nicknamed ‘El Gordo’ (Spanish for “the fat one”). Photograph: EPA/NASA

Scientists have used an advanced speed camera to clock how fast the universe was expanding when it was a quarter of its current age. Back then, it (...)

Map of Matter in the Universe: This full-sky map from the Planck mission shows matter between Earth and the edge of the observable universe. Regions with less mass show up as lighter areas while regions with more mass are darker. The grayed-out areas are where light from our own galaxy was too bright, blocking Planck's ability to map the more distant matter.Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech

Dick Ahlstrom The universe was born about 100 million years earlier than previously estimated, according to scientists analysing new imag(...)