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Comments of the Week #144: from the Big Bounce to Hubble’s Universe

15 Jan 2017, 22:00 UTC
Comments of the Week #144: from the Big Bounce to Hubble’s Universe
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“Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.” -Saint Augustine
Well, another week has gone by — the second of the year — here at Starts With A Bang! Hopefully, none of you noticed a drop in the quality or frequency of the science I’ve been bringing you, because I’ve had the flu, but I’ve been working hard to make sure you get all the science you’ve come to expect. And it’s been a tremendous week, with reports from the American Astronomical Society, future missions and a look back on some of the Universe’s greatest mysteries and wonders. If you missed anything, here’s what we’ve covered:

Could the Universe have begun from a Big Bounce? (for Ask Ethan),
Earliest, brightest galaxies shine a ghostly green in surprising new find (for Mostly Mute Monday),
The James Webb Space Telescope will truly do what Hubble only dreamed of,
The two questions that determine your scientific literacy,
We still don’t know how fast the Universe is ...

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