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How a new map of the early universe is like a hedgehog

On the back of a hedgehog...

A new method for investigating dark energy has allowed astronomers to peer further back into the past than ever before, revealing a universe that was very different to the one we live in today. Today’s universe is expanding. Not just that, its expansion is accelerating. Galaxies are not only getting further away from us all [...]

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How most of the universe was lost

When Brian Schmidt got his PhD in astrophysics in 1993, he was one of less than a handful of people that year that graduated with a thesis on supernovae. Five years later, still working on exploding stars, he would be part of one of two teams that independently discovered that the universe was not only [...]

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