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The oldest light in the universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background, leftover light from the big bang, carries a wealth of information about the universe — for those who can read it.

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Robert W. Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 along with Arno A. Penzias for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.

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New View of Primordial Universe Confirms Sudden "Inflation" after Big Bang

New evidence for inflation, a period of rapid expansion after the start of the universe, has been found in the cosmic microwave background.

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Arno A. Penzias

Arno A. Penzias (1933 - ) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1978 along with Robert Woodrow Wilson for their discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation.

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South Pole Telescope

The South Pole telescope (or SPT) is designed to study the Cosmic Microwave background. This telescope provides astronomers with a powerful new tool to explore dark energy, the mysterious phenomena ...

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Microwave Ovens

Everyone knows how to use a microwave oven, but do you know how it works? Pick one of the topics to learn what really goes on inside.

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Micro maniac

Ever wondered what it would look like to microwave soap, wax crayons or even fairy lights? This virtual microwave lets you see the results without any of the mess.

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Development of cosmic ray showers

A detailed look at the nuclear reactions happens when a cosmic ray causes a shower.

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The chocolate bar that revealed the microwave

It was a chocolate bar held in a pocket that helped reveal the microwave. Read more about the tale in this article.

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US microwave bomb

A newspaper article explaining the use of the first High Powered Microwave bomb designed to damage equipment while leaving personnel unharmed.

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