Gravitational waves not found in cosmic microwave background data from Planck Satellite

February 8, 2015 11:24 AM

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Data from Planck satellite has unveiled no hints of gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background, the primordial 'echo' of the Big Bang, which occurred about 14 billion years ago.

This result challenges the infamous BICEP2 declaration of the discovery of gravitational waves last March, though this is not the end of gravitational waves and the theories behind inflation. According to cosmologists, the search is anticipated to intensify over the coming months and years.

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