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Readings on: The expanding universe–– The beginning and the end

Davies, Paul The Cosmic Blueprint [abridged–1400 words] [abstract– 80 words] — how the universe came to be

Overbye, Dennis “The current state of cosmology – a summary” New York Times, July 23, 2002 [abridged– 2800 words] [abstract – 370 words] — big bang, inflation, dark matter and dark energy. Where will it all end?

Chandler, David L. “The day dark energy conquered the universe” New Scientist Vol 178 No 2398, June 7, 2003 [470 words] — the force that is speeding up the expansion of the universe