Origins of the universe

This image provided by the National Science Foundation shows a timeline of the universe. Scientists have detected a signal from 180 million years after the Big Bang when the earliest stars began glowing. The findings were published on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in the journal Nature. (N.R. Fuller/National Science Foundation via AP)
February 28, 2018 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Big Bang, it was cold and black. And then there was light. Now, for the first time, astronomers have glimpsed that dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were turning on the light in the cosmic darkness. And if that's not enough, they may...
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This illustration provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows the most-distant supermassive black hole ever discovered, which is part of a quasar from just 690 million years after the Big Bang. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, a team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported the discovery in the journal Nature. (Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 1:04 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation. It's the farthest black hole ever found. A team led by the Carnegie Observatories' Eduardo Banados reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday that the black hole lies in a...
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October 26, 2017 - 6:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayim Bialik is "Boying Up." The Emmy-nominated star of "The Big Bang Theory" and author of the best-selling book, "Girling Up," is now writing a book about boys and childhood. Penguin Young Readers said Thursday that "Boying Up: How to be Bold, Brave and Brilliant" will draw upon...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 6, 2017 file photo, Britain's Professor Stephen Hawking receives the Honorary Freedom of the City of London during a ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London. Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, triggering such interest that it crashed the university's website. Completed in 1966 when Hawking was 24, "Properties of Expanding Universes" explores ideas about the origins of the universe that have resonated through the scientist’s career. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)
October 23, 2017 - 2:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cambridge University has put Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis online, triggering such interest that it crashed the university's website. Completed in 1966 when Hawking was 24, "Properties of Expanding Universes" explores ideas about the origins of the universe that have resonated...
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This illustration provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science depicts the collision of two neutron stars detected on Aug. 17, 2017. The explosion threw matter, light, radiation and gravitational waves into space. The discovery was reported on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. (Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2011 file photo, Brother Guy Consolmagno, a Jesuit astronomer at the Vatican's Observatory, right, shows to visitors the Globe of planet Mars from the collection of the Specola Vaticana. The Vatican Observatory has invited leading scientists and cosmologists to talk black holes, gravitational waves and space-time singularities as it honors Monsignor George Lemaire, a Jesuit cosmologist considered one of the fathers of the idea that the universe began with a gigantic explosion. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
May 08, 2017 - 11:08 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That's not as out of this world as it sounds. The Vatican Observatory has invited leading scientists and cosmologists to talk black holes, gravitational waves and space-time singularities as it honors the late Jesuit cosmologist...
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