Oops: Purported evidence of Big Bang gravitational waves turns to dust, new analysis says

February 3, 2015 1:10 AM

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Oops: Purported evidence of Big Bang gravitational waves turns to dust, new analysis says

According to Planck team leader Jean-Loup Puget, the earlier supposed detection of gravitational waves “is no longer robust.”

What had been touted as a stunning discovery of gravitational waves originating from moments after the Big Bang has now been debunked, according to the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Plank spacecraft team. The cause of the misreading: foreground dust.

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