Cosmic Microwave Background

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Cosmic Microwave Background

Post by out in space » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:19 pm

Researchers have discovered a subtle twist in the primeval light that formed shortly after the universe came into being. They hope it can reveal new secrets about the moments after the big bang.

This afterglow, called Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, was created out of hot ionized plasma some 13.7 billion years ago, when the universe was just 380,000 years old. A small fraction of this light is polarized,meaning the light waves vibrate in one plane.


http://www.nbcnews.com/science/scientis ... 8C11422949


Cool! We can look to the past, still waiting for the look into the future. I got it, the world
needs a TARDIS to travel into the future and see if the secrets of the big bang hold up.
Beam me up!

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