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5 Essential Facts about Gravity Waves from the Big Bang – The Countdown, Episode 44

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On March 17th, physicists with the BICEP2 experiment announced they had detected the remnant of gravity waves in the cosmic microwave background, the light left over from the Big Bang. While still needing confirmation, the discovery lends weight to the idea that the early universe underwent rapid expansion.
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All You Need to Know about Gravitational Waves

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Host/writer: Sophie Bushwick
Production Assistant: Geoffrey Giller
Editor: Kathryn Free
Producer: Eric R. Olson

About the Author: Eric is multimedia journalist and producer who specializes in science and natural history. His work has appeared on the websites of Scientific American, Nature, Nature Medicine, Popular Science, Slate and The New York Times among many others. He is a former video producer & editor for Scientific American. Follow on Twitter @EricROlson.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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