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.


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