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Oldest Light In Universe Picture Released
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|Space scientists have released an image of "the oldest light" ever seen. The ground-breaking picture from Europe's Planck satellite shows an image of light from when the universe was just 380,000 years old. The experts say it shows the 'relic radiation' left over from the Big Bang - the widely accepted theory for the start of the universe. Dr. George Efstathiou of the University of Cambridge said: "It may look like a dirty rugby ball or a piece of modern art" but "to cosmologists this is a gold mine of information," he added. The scientists also revealed that they believe the universe is older than originally thought. Data from the Planck satellite dates the universe at 13.82 billion years old - 60 million years earlier than previously thought. Dr. Chris Castelli of the UK Space Agency said: "With its ability to make such a detailed and accurate observations, Planck is helping us to...|
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