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Nasa Technology Views Birth of the Universe

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BICEP2 telescope at South Pole

The BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole used a specialized array of superconducting detectors to capture polarized light from billions of years ago.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Astronomers are announcing today that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe during an explosive period of growth called inflation.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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