Most Complete 3-D Map of Local Universe

Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have created a map of the universe called the 2MASS Redshift Survey. Taking more than 10 years to complete the map and it is what they call the most complete 3-D map of the local universe (more than 43,000 galaxies within 380 million light-years from Earth) ever created.


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Solar System Scope Space Traveller

Whether you are a student, astronomy fan or an accidental browser you will love this real-time celestial positions with planets and constellations moving over the night sky.

You can try changing of various parameters for a better understanding of happenings in our Solar System and the Universe.

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Scientists glimpse universe before the Big Bang

In general, asking what happened before the Big Bang is not really considered a science question. According to Big Bang theory, time did not even exist before this point roughly 13.7 billion years ago. But now, Oxford University physicist Roger Penrose and Vahe Gurzadyan from the Yerevan Physics Institute in Armenia have found an effect in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) that allows them to "see through" the Big Bang into what came before.

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