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Temperature measurements taken by the COBE satellite may prove the Big Bang theory; since scientists had previously thought that the Big Bang was followed by years of â€œlittle bangs,â€
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27 Jul 2005, 19:26
A is fine.

We need a subordinate conjunction (contract the point) to join to IC with DC. Since will work just fine.
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27 Jul 2005, 20:07
It's between A and C.

whereas is used to express contrast, and the sentence seems to express the difference in the findings of scientists and COBE researchers.
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27 Jul 2005, 20:48
I would go with E on this one, because the when clearly makes the contradiction in the sentence sound right...I am really poor in explaining why something is right or wrong...
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27 Jul 2005, 21:07
C.
A cannot be correct because the clause is in past perfect (pp), and not present perfect (pp1). after since, we need present perfect (has/have).
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28 Jul 2005, 07:57
OA is C...

we need whereas to show contrast between the two Independent statements...nothing to do with past participles...
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