Planck Telescope

What is the Cosmic Microwave Background?

For thousands of years, human being have been contemplating the Universe and seeking to determine its true extent. And whereas…

3 years ago

How Do We Know the Universe is Flat? Discovering the Topology of the Universe

Cosmologists tell us that the Universe is flat. It sure feels like 3-dimensions. What does this even mean, and how…

5 years ago

What Was Cosmic Inflation? The Quest to Understand the Earliest Universe

The Big Bang was a tremendous theory, but it had a few problems. In 1980 Alan Guth developed the revolutionary…

5 years ago

How We’ve ‘Morphed’ From “Starry Night” to Planck’s View of the BICEP2 Field

From the vantage point of a window in an insane asylum, Vincent van Gogh painted one of the most noted…

7 years ago