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How the universe began

It is extremely unusual for cosmology, as opposed to astronomy or space exploration, to dominate a front page. But The Independent has always taken a different view of what makes front-page news.

Image from The Independent, 24 April 1992    
The Independent, 24 April 1992    
The British Library gratefully acknowledges the John Frost Newspaper Archive for permission to reproduce this front page.

The report discusses the Big Bang theory that started our universe, well presented here by scientific editors Susan Watts and Tom Wilkie with an imaginative graphic. In addition to The Independent, only the Daily Mail and Evening Standard ran the story, with the latter devoting only a small column to the report.

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