Just after the beginning
The standard model of cosmology has been worked out, slowly and painfully and oh so very carefully. Only trouble is, some recent observations don’t quite match what the theory predicts. Join us for a timeline of the early universe, and some of what doesn’t quite match what we were expecting.
Here’s some very good background on the big bang and the standard model.
Here’s an article on the oddball results of examining the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Here’s a short video on gravitational lensing, and how we use it.
Here are a couple of articles about what we’ve seen by peering through gravitational lenses.
Here are a couple of articles about using radio to find very early stars.