A solar eclipse confirms that Einstein's theory of gravity, not Newton's, correctly predicts the bending of starlight.
Hubble builds on his earlier discovery that the Milky Way Galaxy is but one of many galaxies in our Universe to find that the Universe is expanding.
The debate rages between whether the Big Bang and Steady State correctly describes the origin of the universe.
Penzias and Wilson discover the Cosmic Microwave Background, the remnant radiation from the very early universe, which makes the case for the Big Bang Theory.
The COBE mission measures fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background, which explain structure in our universe and confirm the role of inflation.
The supernova distance scale leads to the discovery of dark energy in 1997, a puzzling new component of our universe whose nature remains a mystery in 2006.
Meet the Cosmic Times Team