Tag Archives: inflation

The cosmological horizon problem answer, I think

Last week, I did a brief post asking if anyone knew why the horizon problem was a problem since the universe had started as an infinitesimally small point.  I received a lot of excellent replies, which I’m grateful for. I … Continue reading

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Does anyone have a link to a detailed description of the cosmological horizon problem?

So, I’m trying to understand cosmic inflation a bit better, and I’ve concluded that I don’t understand one of the chief itches that it scratches.  I know the standard explanation about regions of space being too far apart to have … Continue reading

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First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation – SpaceRef

Wow!  There were lots of rumors about this over the weekend.  Turns out that, in this case, the rumors were spot on. Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated … Continue reading

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