New Map Made of First Trillionth of a Trillionth of a Second After Big Bang

The European Space Agency’s Planck satellite has released the most detailed map of the universe ever created, refining estimates of the age of the universe and its composition, as well as showing some interesting anomalies that scientists can’t yet explain.

Launched in 2009, Planck has been gathering data on the cosmic background radiation, an extremely cold glow leftover from the Big Bang. This radiation corresponds to particles of light that were emitted just 380,000 years after the …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest

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