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Planck

Catch up with the latest news, videos and info on the Planck mission, which is studying the Cosmic Microwave Background – the relic radiation from the Big Bang.

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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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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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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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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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How Do Microwaves Cook?

This site gives a brief but detailed description of how a microwave oven cooks food.

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Faraday Cage

A demonstration of how a sieve can stop microwaves, preventing butter from melting inside a microwave oven.

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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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Microwaves

NASA introduction to microwaves and their uses for remote sensing.

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The Big Bang

NASA page detailing the evidence for the big bang obtained from the study of cosmic background radiation (the CMB).

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