Paper reporting primordial gravitational waves published

Researchers acknowledge that interstellar dust may affect the signal

Data from the BICEP2 telescope (shown) may have provided the first evidence of gravitational waves and cosmic inflation, but scientists aren't sure how galactic dust affects the signal. 

Steffen Richter, Harvard University

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Cosmology

From the Nature Index

Paid Content