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First direct evidence of cosmic inflation


March 17, 2014

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Researchers from the BICEP2 collaboration today announced the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation. Their data also represent the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the "first tremors of the big bang." Finally, the data confirm a deep connection between quantum mechanics and general relativity.Full Story

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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