The recent discovery of gravitational waves present in cosmic microwave background radiation -- posited as evidence of the big bang -- has been called into question by, of all things, dust that needs to be accounted for.
BICEP2 scientists are in talks with the European Planck space telescope team to form a collaboration and, perhaps, publish a joint paper later this year. Continue reading →
It's funny when two seemingly distant theories conspire to destroy the Universe. Continue reading →
Sometimes, a discovery is announced prematurely; that's the case here.
Scientists have worked out an easy way of turning light into matter, a process thought to be impossible when first proposed 80 years ago.
After 3 months of number-crunching, 8,000 computer processors working in parallel have recreated the evolution of our Universe in unprecedented detail. Continue reading →
The European Planck space telescope has looked deep into the Milky Way's light, revealing its vast magnetic field. Continue reading →
Last month's BICEP2 discovery of gravitational waves is compelling evidence for the inflationary period just after the Big Bang. But what if there's another explanation? Continue reading →
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