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    Inflation on Trial

    Ask any astronomer what inflation is, and you’ll hear about the moment when the universe’s primordial fireball expanded like a balloon on steroids, smoothing and flattening its initial wrinkles before it grew into the cosmos seen today.

    Now, some physicists are trying to let a little air out of that scenario.

    Generally regarded as one of the most successful theories about the early...

    07/13/2012 - 09:35 Cosmology