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What If the Universe Didn’t Start With the Big Bang?Last week, researchers using the Planck spacecraft to study the skies announced that the polarization of light spotted by the BICEP2 experiment could be entirely explained by dust swirling around the Milky Way. This news was a bucket of cold water on the theories of many cosmologists: It meant that BICEP2 might not have been […]
Excitement Over Gravity Waves Comes Crashing DownThe Dark Sector Lab includes the BICEP2 telescope, seen on the left.BICEP Keck Science giveth, and science taketh away. What appeared earlier this year to be a long-sought glimpse of ancient ripples in spacetime now seems to have been schmutz in astronomers’ eyes. Nautilus Members enjoy an ad-free experience. Log in or Join now . […]
This Shape-Shifter Could Tell Us Why Matter ExistsNeutrinos can flit between states effortlessly, hinting at deep new physics.