News tagged with cosmic microwave background

Listening to the Big Bang—in high fidelity

A decade ago, spurred by a question for a fifth-grade science project, University of Washington physicist John Cramer devised an audio recreation of the Big Bang that started our universe nearly 14 billion ...

Apr 08, 2013
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Europe's Planck telescope retires

The deep-space Planck telescope was switched off Wednesday after a successful 4.5-year mission that revealed our Universe to be 80 million years older than previously thought, the European Space Agency said.

Oct 23, 2013
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Baby universe picture brought closer to theory

Last year, the Planck Telescope revealed the most detailed picture of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation from the Big Bang. But this map contains features that challenge the standard model of cosmology, ...

Aug 04, 2014
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UBC physicists make atoms and dark matter add up

Physicists at the University of British Columbia and TRIUMF have proposed a unified explanation for dark matter and the so-called baryon asymmetry -- the apparent imbalance of matter with positive baryon charge and antimatter ...

Nov 29, 2010
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Madly Mapping the Universe

(PhysOrg.com) -- It takes special software to map the universe from noisy data. A Berkeley Lab code called MADmap does just that for the cosmic microwave background and has now been adapted by scientists probing ...

Feb 04, 2010
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Abuse from other universes -- a second opinion

At the end of last year, there was a flurry of activity from astronomers Gurzadyan and Penrose that considered the evidence of alternate universes or the existence of a universe prior to the Big Bang and suggested ...

Oct 10, 2011
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