hi, I haven't been up to date on all the latest reseach going on in the fields of astronomy/cosmology. Could someone update me on what type of reseach is going on and what advancements they have made? Thanks. Last I heard, astronomers were studying the pictures from Hubble's ultra deep field picture and was trying to view the first creations of the big bang. What observations have they made? Also, what are the many reseach proposals asked by astronomers today?