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This image provided by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artists rendering on how a gamma ray burst occurs with a massive star collapsing and creating a black hole and beaming out focused and deadly light and radiation bursts. Astronomers and space telescopes in April 2013 saw the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed, a large gamma ray burst. (AP Photo/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

‘Monster’ cosmic blast zipped harmlessly by Earth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast. Orbiting telescopes got the fireworks show of a […]

11/21/2013

Britain's Professor Peter Higgs during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

Nobel winner Higgs once turned down knighthood

LONDON (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning scientist Peter Higgs says he is hoping to fully retire next year at the age of 85 — and that he once turned down a knighthood. Last week, Higgs won […]

10/15/2013

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The Big Bang, and other explanations of universe

(AP) – Through the millennia, humans have asked: How did everything come into existence? Modern science’s answer is the Big Bang Theory, which posits that the universe sprang in an instant from a sub-atomic fragment.

03/21/2013

Anisotropies of Cosmic Microwave Background showing temperature fluctuations as observed by Planck space telescope. (Photo credit: ESA, Planck Collaboration / AP)

Universe ages 80 million years

PARIS (AP) – New results from a look into the split second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is 80 million years older than previously thought.

03/21/2013

Composite image of galaxies from NASA Hubble Space Telescope (Photo credit: NASA/AP)

Distant galaxy regains title as oldest in universe

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A galaxy once considered the oldest has reclaimed its title. Poring through Hubble Space Telescope photos, a scientific team recalculated the galaxy’s age and determined it is 13.3 billion years old – not a mere 13.2 billion.

12/12/2012

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