Big Bang

Big Bang image inspires scientists in quest to solve the mystery of creation

An image depicting the universe at 380,000 years old. Photo: NYT

When European space scientists released an image of the Big Bang afterglow, US cosmologist Lawrence Krauss wrote that no one could look at it without being awed and inspired. The 13.7 billion-year-old universe was then just 380,000 years old; that is, a baby!

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 4:35am 1 comment

Cosmic fatigue means fewer new stars being formed

Darker future awaits amid twilight of the stars

It's evening in the universe. The stars we have are dying, and we're not making new ones the way we used to. 

25 Nov 2012 - 4:01am

K-pop stars Big Bang sell out three shows in Hong Kong

Korean boy band Big Bang will play to 35,000 fans at three sold-out concerts in December - the biggest audience for an international group since the Hong Kong Stadium stopped holding concerts in 1994.

Tickets for the first two shows by the five K-pop superstars at AsiaWorld-Expo arena were sold out in an hour when public sales opened last week.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:33am

Channel hop

The world, we can probably all agree, has more than enough cop dramas. But American TV producers, we can probably all agree, don't really care.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tweeting the Universe

Tweeting the Universe by Marcus Chown and Govert Schilling Faber and Faber (e-book)

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the science column headlined 'A far-fetched idea that might compute' in the Sunday Morning Post, it should have said: 'The number of computational steps the universe has already executed/calculated since the big bang has been estimated to be approximately 10[to power]120 steps in total so far; that would be - give or take - 10[to power]20 to 10[to power]30 steps/computations for each atom in

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Space: above and beyond

New TV series explains the mysteries of the universe - win a pair of free tickets to the first screening

A free screening will be held at the Hong Kong Space Museum next week to promote a new TV series.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am