This site has links to Max Tegmark's descriptions of his research
on cosmology as well as links to lots of scientific and popular
articles he's written.
Check out the Space Telescope Science Institute's site on everything
related to the Hubble Space Telescope. There are plenty of pictures,
descriptions of the instruments onboard the Hubble and all the latest
news from this telescope.
Microwave Anisotropy Probe:
This NASA site gives you all kinds of information about the WMAP
project. You can see the microwave picture of the infant universe,
and learn how scientists used the probe to develop it.
This site provides a history of the cosmology projects Chuck Bennett
has worked on and citations for a number of scientific papers.
This online article from the National Center for Supercomputing
Applications provides some basics of cosmology. Learn more about
how scientists think about the expanding universe and the Hubble
Bang Cosmology Primer:
This page provides an in depth description of the dominant scientific
theory about the origin of the universe, as well as information
on some of the questions that remain outstanding in cosmology.
Find out more about the how telescopes are able to magnify distant
objects at this webpage.
This webpage provides a list of the biggest telescopes that astronomers
are working on. There are links to their individual pages, as well
as information on their sizes and locations.
This is the website for the telescopes Alan Alda visited in Chile
with Alan Dressler and colleagues. Check out more information on
the telescope and see some photographs taken there.
This site has a description of Alan Dressler's work investigating
Dark Matter as well as a list of scientific publications.
Here is biography of the cosmologist who discovered unexpected evidence
of dark matter, in her own words. http://www.sciam.com/print_version.cfm?
Rubin and Dark Matter:
This page provides a bit more information about exactly how Vera
Rubin's astronomical observations implied the presence of dark matter
in the universe.
Find out more about the research and publications of this planet
& Carnegie Planet Search:
This page has plenty of information about the planets that have
been discovered outside of our solar system.
This webpage explains why different atoms result in different emission
lines in spectra.
This consortium of astrophysicists and particle physicists is on
the hunt for Dark Matter. Follow the link to the Boulby Mine to
see more about this underground detecting facility.
This 'Field Guide' explains the basics of why scientists believe
in dark matter, and weighs the pros and cons for different candidates
for what dark matter could be.
This page explains why Weakly Interacting Massive Particles might
fit the bill for what dark matter is.
Linear Accelerator Center:
Find out more about how the accelerator works, the types of detectors
the scientists use there, and the kind of conclusions they are drawing
from experiments based at SLAC.
Read the basics of the system scientists use to think about particle
Check out this description of supersymmetry and brush up on your
particle physics terms.
Cerro Tololo-based astronomer Chris Smith lists links to the various
projects he's involved in.
Cerro Tololo-based astronomer Nick Suntzeff provides links to information
about the supernova search as well as some historical photos.
Tololo Inter-American Observatory:
Learn more about what's going on at this telescope in Chlie.
Learn more about what supernovae are and what drives the explosion
at this NASA webpage.
Redshift Supernova Search:
This page from the Supernova Cosmology Project at the Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory has lots of information and figures.
This page explains how the cosmological constant fits into Einstein's
theories of relativity and describes how it is used in contemporary
Telescope Science Institute:
Check out tons of pictures of cosmic structures and learn more about
the projects scientists are undertaking here.
Find out more about an astronomer who discovered the expansion of
the universe is speeding up in this short Time magazine article.
Find out more about this physicist and the books and projects he's
Energy in the Accelerating Universe:
Click through this brochure to learn more about the discovery that
the expansion of the universe is expanding and why scientists think
it is happening.
Explore what the Supernova/Acceleration Probe project hopes to accomplish.