This collection of videos is supplemented with supporting articles and educational materials. The first video discusses the Big Bang and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), which has measured ripples in temperature in the cosmic microwave background radiation, fluctuations which formed stars with the help of the gravitational pull of dark matter. The second video describes the discovery of extrasolar planets through wobble detection, and the search for dark matter candidates such as WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) at underground detectors. The third video describes research into type IA supernovae that first showed the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate, and the possibility of our universe being part of a multiverse. Each video is accompanied by a synopsis and transcript. The three videos total approximately 1 hour in length. The articles provide a basic timeline for the universe, explanations of various terms and an account of the evolution of telescopes.


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