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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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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 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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Martin Rees

Martin Rees (1942 - ) has made important contributions to the theories of galaxy formation, galaxy clustering, and the origin of the cosmic background radiation.

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How cosmic rays help us understand the universe

A short TED-Ed video about an experiment on the International Space Station that is measuring particle to find out more about cosmic rays.

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Detection of cosmic-ray or gamma-ray air showers

Short article explaining how cosmic ray showers are detected.

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Cosmic inflation explained

A very good animated explanation of the theory of cosmic inflation.

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