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Long-Awaited Data Sharpen Picture of Universe's Birth

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Science  24 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5768, pp. 1689
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5768.1689

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Last week, researchers working with NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe satellite released new measurements pinpointing the emergence of the first stars and tightening the screws on theories of how the infant universe expanded from the size of a marble to billions of light-years across in 10seconds. (Read more.)