Another step towards the answer to life, the universe and everything?

Please welcome our friend custador, a long time outspoken commentator here at UF.

This is an early result from six months of work from the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Planck telescope – a map of the oldest light visible from Earth orbit.

I’m going to put my hand up and admit right now that I have no idea how to interpret that image – but I still find it incredibly exciting to think that it represents light that was emitted just 380,000 years after the big-bang.

Full story on the BBC News site

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