Here’s a look back at this week in science, with stories you don’t want to miss. Space babies The world of astronomy was abuzz with the discovery of the light from the earliest stars. We now know that the first brilliant giants were born 180 million years after the Big Bang. Using a small but […]
Some of the most ancient light has been detected, giving the stars their birthdate, helping characterize dark matter, and opening up a new field of astronomy. The Early Universe The oldest light we can see is the cosmic microwave background, the remnant hiss of the universe’s massive expansion following the Big Bang. After that, the […]
August 17, 2017 started like any other summer Thursday for Syracuse University gravitational wave researcher Duncan Brown. He had just dropped his kid off at daycare and arrived at work a bit early. As part of the extended Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) family, Brown’s hours ahead would be spent poring over gravitational wave data, […]
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