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Portrait of the Universe as

Portrait of the Universe as an Infant.
A very cool “map” of the early universe, thanks to the new Microwave Anisotropy Probe.
Highlights:
The Universe according to this findings has been pegged to being 13.7 +/- 0.2 Billion years old.
The first stars apparently ignited only 200 million years after the Universe began, earlier than cosmologists expected.
The composition of the universe is:
4% regular matter, from the cores of stars to our bones
23% “dark matter”, still in debate just what this really is.
73% “dark energy”, which makes dark matter positively well known.
So, we still have a lot to learn, but we’ve gotten a nice chunk of information today.