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Big Bang's New Rival Debuts With a Splash

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Science  13 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5515, pp. 189-191
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5515.189

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-- If evidence is found to prove a new idea by four cosmologists, the big bang may make way for a big splat. Their theory, posted online ( and unveiled here last week in a surprise talk at the Space Telescope Science Institute, provides what other scientists are calling the first credible alternative to the reigning big bang model and its long-standing add-on, inflation.