Arno Penzias and Bob Wilson at the location of the antenna in Holmdel, New Jersey, where the cosmic microwave background was first identified.

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

Arno Penzias and Bob Wilson at the location of the antenna in Holmdel, New Jersey, where the cosmic microwave background was first identified.

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

Before there was a single galaxy or star, before there was even the cosmic microwave background, the Universe was filled with light. At last, science knows why.

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

Before there was a single galaxy or star, before there was even the cosmic microwave background, the Universe was filled with light. At last, science knows why.

P.i.P. says: (1 of 2) Some food for thought about the Cosmic Microwave Background ...  (P.i.P.)

P.i.P. says: (1 of 2) Some food for thought about the Cosmic Microwave Background ... (P.i.P.)

First Planck results: the Universe is still weird and interesting  We get a new view of the cosmic microwave background, courtesy of the ESA.

First Planck results: the Universe is still weird and interesting

First Planck results: the Universe is still weird and interesting We get a new view of the cosmic microwave background, courtesy of the ESA.

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

The left panel shows an anisotropic imprint on the cosmic microwave background; the middle panel shows the small-scale variations in the CMB; the right panel shows the combination of those two. Credit: D. Saadeh, S. M. Feeney, A. Pontzen, H. V. Peiris, J. D. McEwen

The Universe Is Directionless, Study Finds

The left panel shows an anisotropic imprint on the cosmic microwave background; the middle panel shows the small-scale variations in the CMB; the right panel shows the combination of those two. Credit: D. Saadeh, S. M. Feeney, A. Pontzen, H. V. Peiris, J. D. McEwen

The half-ellipse blobs at the bottom are the regions allowed by the data, and the various dots and lines are the predictions of different inflationary models.

The half-ellipse blobs at the bottom are the regions allowed by the data, and the various dots and lines are the predictions of different inflationary models.

What is the CMB?   The radiation left from the early stages of the universe is called cosmic microwave background radiation. When the univer...

What is the CMB? The radiation left from the early stages of the universe is called cosmic microwave background radiation. When the univer...

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

The fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background, as seen by Planck. Image credit: ESA and the Planck collaboration.

Ask Ethan: Is The Universe Expanding Faster Than Expected?

The fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background, as seen by Planck. Image credit: ESA and the Planck collaboration.

Squeezing more information out of the cosmic microwave background  While waiting for Planck, researchers are using CMB to spot galaxy clusters.

Squeezing more information out of the cosmic microwave background

Squeezing more information out of the cosmic microwave background While waiting for Planck, researchers are using CMB to spot galaxy clusters.

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background

Throwback Thursday: The Science Of The Cosmic Microwave Background — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

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