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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.
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.
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.
New evidence for inflation, a period of rapid expansion after the start of the universe, has been found in the cosmic microwave background.
This site gives a brief but detailed description of how a microwave oven cooks food.
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 ...
A demonstration of how a sieve can stop microwaves, preventing butter from melting inside a microwave oven.
NASA introduction to microwaves and their uses for remote sensing.
NASA page detailing the evidence for the big bang obtained from the study of cosmic background radiation (the CMB).
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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