Space Dust Findings Raise Doubts Over Cosmic Inflation 'Proof'

September 23, 2014 12:13 PM

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Space Dust Findings Raise Doubts Over Cosmic Inflation 'Proof'

A new galactic dust map, compiled using data gathered from the European Space Agency’s Planck Mission, has cast further doubt over what was once hailed as one of the biggest scientific claims of the century, according to media reports.

In March, scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, after gathering data through the BICEP2 telescope in Antarctica, announced that they had, for the very first time, detected gravitational waves. These waves, which are ripples in the gravitational field etched in...

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