U.S. astrophysicists find ripples from Big Bang

IMG title=”” alt=”” src=”http://www.mineralmuseum.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/wpid-7e79182eb31b7434f8d4c15a0d51acea2.jpg” IMG class=hide alt=”U.S. astrophysicists find ripples from Big Bang” src=”http://www.mineralmuseum.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/wpid-7e79182eb31b7434f8d4c15a0d51acea2.jpg” (ANSA) – Rome, March 17 – A US team of astrophysicists on Monday confirmed they have detected so-called primordial gravitational waves, or an echo of the Big Bang with which the universe is thought to have come into existence 14 billion years ago. PThe Nobel-worthy breakthrough was announced at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics by an American team using a specialized telescope called BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to scan the sky at microwave frequencies in search of ripples from the Big Bang./PPThe aim has been to try to find a residual marker for so-called cosmic inflation, meaning that the cosmos experienced an extremely rapid expansion in its first trillionth of a second of being./PPThe discovery of these primordial gravitational waves, which Big Bang theorists have been seeking for decades, could offer scientists their first glimpse into how the universe was born./PIMG id=mediaViewer title=”” alt=”” src=”http://www.mineralmuseum.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/wpid-trasp168.gif”ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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