Weekly Space Hangout - June 26, 2015: Paul Sutter, CCAPP Visiting Fellow This week we welcome Paul Sutter, CCAPP Visiting Fellow who works on the cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure. Join Fraser Cain and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy. By: Fraser Cain.Support Universe Today on Patreon
All-sky maps of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) from the Planck satellite give a better idea of how interstellar dust conflicts with the CMB. The results suggest that a signal seen by the BICEP2 collaboration, purported to be evidence of inflation in the early universe, was largely contaminated by dust. <br />
Microwave radiation from the whole sky, captured by the European Space Agency's Planck satellite revealing relic radiation, otherwise known as the Cosmic Microwave Background, created in the fireball of the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. Harvard astrophysicist Abraham Loeb believes that exoplanets warmed by radiation from the big bang may have been teeming with life just 15 million years after it occurred.
Low-mass particle could lead to dark matter detection - Dark matter is believed to exist because of the gravitation effect it has on stars and galaxies, the gravitational lensing (or bending of light rays) that occurs around these objects, and its imprint on the afterglow of the Big Bang (also known as the Cosmic Microwave Background). Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113324939/low-mass-particle-could-lead-to-dark-matter-detection-013015/#iP6FRLtMWZ0uv5Px.99