“Experimental evidence doesn’t actually rule out the possibility that there may indeed be a time before the beginning — a previous age of the universe that ended when space collapsed in on itself” … so physics might actually be on the threshold of proving that the universe is eternal and didn’t “begin” after all.
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“Our aim is that we’ll have a clock that, during the entire age of the universe, would not have lost a second.”
Maybe its because we don’t understand time, that we keep trying to measure it more accurately. 198 more words
2014 is the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Discovered accidentally in 1964 by two scientists from Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, who initially thought that the interference was caused by pigeon droppings on their antenna, CMB is a faint glow that permeates the entire universe, dating back to just 380,000 years after the Big Bang. 12,411 more words