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TitleTimeline of the Universe Contact
»Theophilus Britt Griswold DescriptionA representation of the evolution of our universe from the beginning- 13.7 billion years ago. Created for the release of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) data analysis from March 2006.
The main point of interest is that they have been able to define the characteristics of the light polarize by the creation of the early stars and then eliminate its contamination of the data they use to study the light emitted by the Surface of Last Scattering (Afterglow Light Pattern), 379,000 years after the Big Bang..
This will allow them to better understand the parameters that controlled the earliest moments of the creation of the universe which we can't see directly, only a few trillionths of a second after the creation (called "Inflation"). KeywordsBig Bang, Dark Ages, Dark Energy accelerated expansion, Inflation, quantum fluctuations, WMAP Media Color Categories Nature, Science Subject(s) Astronomy/Space, Technology