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March 18, 2014

Extraordinary discovery of the gravitational waves: The Big Band Theory

Dear readers and followers,


yesterday US scientific community announced a huge event about the Big Bang theory: Astronomers have found the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation, that put the "bang" in the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago. The team led by J. M. Kovac reported that they detected ripples in the fabric of space time, called gravitational waves. These waves has been identify to be the signature of a universe being wrenched violently apart when it was roughly a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old, so quite short time.

Credit: By Karl Tate

The data obtained with telescope at the South Pole obtained 3 years ago has been analysed many and many time with the aim to verify all the possible hypothesis. 
This discovery could be one of the most extraordinary discovery. the Harvard astronomer Avi Loeb compares this discovery to a 1998 observation that opened the window on mysterious dark energy which won the Nobel price in 2011.
Enjoy this video explaining the discovery of gravitational waves.


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