Astronomer Rachel Bean explains cosmic puzzles

Rachel Bean shared some of the most recent discoveries about the history of the cosmos with a packed room of alumni June 7 during Reunion 2014. The associate professor of astronomy also talked about unresolved cosmic mysteries and encouraged young attendees to consider a career studying the heavens.

Bean works in the field of cosmology, the study of how the universe began and evolved into what we see today, and much of her talk focused on the tools and theories scientists use to learn about the universe’s origins.

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