March 18, 2014 | Georgie

I'm amazed by the recent announcement that scientists believe they may have found a signal left over from the Big Bang.

Data from a very sensitive telescope at the South Pole seems to show evidence of 'cosmic inflation' - that space expanded faster than the speed of light during the birth of the universe.

Their work is still being reviewed, but if confirmed this discovery could bring us closer to understanding our universe and how it all began.

You can read more in a Science Museum blog by Dr Harry Cliff, one of the curators of our Collider exhibition.

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The signal left by cosmic inflation is a mark on the oldest light in the sky.

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jey

March 25, 2014 at 11:02

its fentastic

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