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First, Minute Physics takes a shot at explaining what the BICEP2 team actually found and how it relates to gravitational waves. I think I’m going to have to watch this a second time to pick up everything. 17 more words
Explanation: Did the universe undergo an early epoch of extremely rapid expansion? Such an inflationary epoch has been postulated to explain several puzzling cosmic attributes such as why our universe looks similar in opposite directions. 146 more words
Wow! There were lots of rumors about this over the weekend. Turns out that, in this case, the rumors were spot on.
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Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang.