March 21, 2011 By

Traces of Big Bang discovered

50_0Scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics on Friday announced a breakthrough discovery about the origin of the universe.

The “first direct evidence of cosmic inflation” or the Big Bang, which took place fourteen billion years ago, was discovered with the help of a telescope at the South Pole. The gravitational waves detected have been described as the “first tremors of the Big Bang” and are ripples that move through space and time. The discovery of the signals establishes an integral connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity.

The telescope targeted a specific area of sky known as the “Southern Hole” outside the galaxy where there is little dust or extra galactic material to interfere with what humans could see with the potent sky-peering tool. Small fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background gave scientists new clues about the conditions in the early universe. The gravitational waves ripples through the universe 380, 000 years after the Big Bang and these images were captured by the telescope.  The experts said that they spent three years in analyzing their data to rule out any errors.

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