Science: When the World Began

One of the most profound questions that scientists can ask is: "How did the universe begin?" Last week British Radio-Astronomer A.C.B. Lovell of the University of Manchester predicted that within a few years the new giant radio telescopes, which enable man to probe far deeper into interstellar space than the biggest optical telescope, will provide some sort of an answer. Astronomer Lovell is director of the radio telescope at Jodrell Bank, England, whose massive, 250-ft. wire-dish antenna makes it the world's biggest.

Hypothesis I. There are two major competing theories about the universe's...

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