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Secrets of the Universe’s First Light

The  first definite proof that the Universe underwent an almost unimaginably fast expansion when it was only a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old has taken the world by storm. This sudden growth spurt was first theorized more than three decades ago. Yet only last month did astrophysicists reveal what may be “smoking gun” evidence that the Universe swelled from microscopic to cosmic size in an instant, an announcement that’s being compared to the discovery of the Higgs boson.

More at The Kavli Foundation: Secrets of the Universe’s First Light