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Peering Backward to the Cosmos's Fiery Birth

Science  22 Jun 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5525, pp. 2236-2238
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5525.2236

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Summary

A generation after the cosmic microwave background sold physicists on the big bang, ever-sharper views of it are filling in the theoretical details. As they wait for the floodgates of data from a series of recent experiments to open, cosmologists agree that by the end of the decade, theorists may be well on the way to answering some of their deepest questions about what the universe is made of and how it evolved.

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