First images of gravity waves, evidence of cosmic inflation reported

By Ashley Yeager, 11:57 AM March 17, 2014

The first images of gravitational waves were released March 17.

Gravitational waves have been described as the "first tremors of the Big Bang," and were imaged with the BICEP2 telescope in Antarctica. The data provide evidence for cosmic inflation, the theory that in the first moments of the universe's existence, it expanded exponentially. 

More details on the announcement will be posted shortly.



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