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.
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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