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Did Alien Life Evolve Just After the Big Bang?

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Did Alien Life Evolve Just After the Big Bang?

Earthlings may be extreme latecomers to a universe full of life, with alien microbes possibly teeming on exoplanets beginning just 15 million years after the Big Bang, new research suggests. Traditionally, astrobiologists keen on solving the mystery of the origin of life in the universe look for planets in habitable zones around stars. Also known as Goldilocks zones, these regions are considered to be just the right distance away from stars for liquid water, a pre-requisite for life as we know it, to exist. But even exoplanets that orbit far beyond the habitable zone may have been able to support...

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Illustrated Video Explains the Big Bang Theory in 5 Minutes

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Illustrated Video Explains the Big Bang Theory in 5 Minutes

Science, religion, the Big Bang theory: These are some of the toughest topics to fully grasp — let alone explain — in simple terms. Astrophysicists spend their entire careers studying how these concepts connect, but for the rest of us, a general overview is just enough. That's where Minute Physics comes in. Thanks to Mashable for posting.

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First Hundred Thousand Years of Our Universe

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First Hundred Thousand Years of Our Universe

Mystery fans know that the best way to solve a mystery is to revisit the scene where it began and look for clues. To understand the mysteries of our universe, scientists are trying to go back as far they can to the Big Bang. A new analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation data by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has taken the furthest look back through time yet – 100 years to 300,000 years after the Big Bang – and provided tantalizing new hints of clues as to what might have happened. “We found that...

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