Universe Baby Pictures

Aw, isn’t he cute?!, here’s a picture of our Universe from about 13.8 billion years ago:

Map of the Universe from the Planck Satellite

That’s not exactly true, some clever scientists took this picture with a microwave camera that can map energy and mass concentrations in the Universe from background radiation from when the Universe was very very young. They are using this data to refine their understanding of how the Universe began with the Big Bang and to figure out how it’s evolving.

BBC News has more info here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21866464

Cool stuff.


I Hope This Isn’t Terrible

I just read that they made a tribute record for the Beatles’ album ‘Please Please Me’:


This is such a precarious event to produce and record and can go wrong in so many, many ways, but I look forward to hearing the results, it also sounds like a really fun idea.

I suppose if I had played on it, I would have signed us up to do ‘A Taste Of Honey’. Hmmmm, or ‘I Saw Her Standing There’. Tough choice. I must have had my phone turned off when they called.