The Way It Began.

Scientists have been flexing their biceps, actually their BICEP2.  BICEP2 is a small aperture telescope design with polarized sensitive bolometer detectors made from a pair of transition edge sensors coupled to orthogonal phased antenna arrays.


BICEP2 was operated from the Dark Sector Lab at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station from January 2010 through December 2012.

BICEP data

BICEP2 was looking at the light from the Big Bang with a slight twist.  The cosmic microwave background radiation was scanned using BICEP2’s polarized sensors.


Scientists are looking for inflation.  The idea is that about a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang, the universe had a super-rapid expansion.  This inflation is where space-time came from.  Starting out very small and expanding outward.  Until now, it was just speculation.  Now, with a lot more scrutiny to come, the BICEP2 team thinks they have found the evidence.

So we may have found the way it began…it being everything.

– Ex astris, scientia –

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