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What's the Cosmic Microwave Background?

A brief article on how polarisation affects the CMB which led to the discovery of gravitational waves.

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The first fractions of a second after the Big Bang

A great description of the Planck mission to study the first seconds of the universe which we can now see as the cosmic microwave background.

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Seeking the Cosmic Dawn

A look at the results from BICEP2 detector in the south pole which gives evidence for inflation happening at the start of the universe.

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Cosmic Evolution

This is a fantastic site that covers more than just physics and tracks the history of our universe right from its beginnings. It has lots of information but also movies to watch and teacher resources.

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Dark energy - A problem of cosmic proportions

Three experiments are trying to figure out what is dark matter.

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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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Secrets of the early universe

Read how satellite observations of cosmic microwave background can tell us a lot about how the universe formed.

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Cosmic variance

A blog written by a group of physicists and astrophysicists on the stuff that interests them: science but also arts, politics, culture, technology, academia, and miscellaneous trivia

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Cosmicopia - space science

A wealth of info about the sun, the earth's magnetosphere, space weather, cosmic rays, solar wind etc

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A Polarizing Discovery About the Big Bang!

Minutephysics looks at how polarised light in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) gave rise to the discovery of gravitational waves.

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