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Did the Big Bang happen more than once?

COSMOLOGY

osmologists, who work with the structure and development of the universe, are not too keen on unique events without an explanation. It’s just not how nature works. Normally, laws of nature describe a framework in which events take place many times–such as the formation of stars and planets, which originate in large numbers whenever conditions suit. It is logical to apply the same expectation to cosmology, which would

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