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  Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Among the conclusions from the latest astronomical study: the universe will continue to expand until it grows thin and cold--no collapse to another big bang. I'm glad we got that settled--the whole "tastes great!"--"less filling!" thing had me losing sleep. And we now know the universe's age, within 1%: 13.7 billion years. Phew. No more problem with it buying the beer.

For Astronomers, Big Bang Confirmation. The most detailed and precise map yet produced of the universe just after its birth confirms the Big Bang theory and reveals some early cosmic history, astronomers say. By Dennis Overbye. [New York Times: Science]

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