Big Bang

Cosmologists Cast Doubt on Inflation Evidence

by Jason Major March 24, 2014

It was just a week ago that the news blew through the scientific world like a storm: researchers from the BICEP2 project at the South Pole Telescope had detected unambiguous evidence of primordial gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background, the residual rippling of space and time created by the sudden inflation of the Universe […]

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We’ve Discovered Inflation! Now What?

by Brian Koberlein March 17, 2014

Days like these make being an astrophysicist interesting.  On the one hand, there is the annoucement of BICEP2 that the long-suspected theory of an inflationary big bang is actually true.  It’s the type of discovery that makes you want to grab random people off the street and tell them what an amazing thing the Universe […]

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Landmark Discovery: New Results Provide Direct Evidence for Cosmic Inflation

by Shannon Hall March 17, 2014

Astronomers have announced Nobel Prize-worthy evidence of primordial gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime — providing the first direct evidence the universe underwent a brief but stupendously accelerated expansion immediately following the big bang. “The implications for this detection stagger the mind,” said co-leader Jamie Bock from Caltech. “We are measuring a signal […]

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What Is The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation?

by Fraser Cain March 12, 2014

) The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation is the afterglow of the Big Bang; one of the strongest lines of evidence we have that this event happened. UCLA’s Dr. Ned Wright explains. “Ok, I’m Ned Wright, and I’m a professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, and I work on infrared astronomy and cosmology.” Fraser Cain […]

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Why Is This A Special Time For The Universe?

by Fraser Cain March 6, 2014

You might be surprised to know that you’re living in a very special time in the Universe. And in the far future, our descendant astronomers will wish they could live in such an exciting time Let’s find out why. Fraser Cain on Google+

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