The Big Bang, the Grand-daddy of all theories scientific or otherwise, may have just come a step even closer to science fact as experts from Harvard University, may have just found the faint space-time echoes left over from the Big Bang explosion 14 billion years ago at the genesis of creation.
Though it happened in one trillionth, of a trillionth, of a second, using the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization 2 (BICEP2) telescope located in the frigid South Pole, scientists studied the details of “gravitational waves”, which were originally postulated by Albert Einstein and that are today the tiny remnant ripples of background light radiation from after the proto-universe had undergone a period of tremendous hyper-inflation, seemingly confirming the inflation theory.
By focusing in on the cosmic background radiation, the BICEP 2 team of scientists witnessed Einstein’s gravitational waves firsthand. These gravitational waves allow for the stretching and shrinking of space itself lending added weight to the theory that in the first trillionth of a second after the big bang, space expanded faster than the speed of light, further supporting the inflation model.
This most recent discovery is a huge triumph for physics, and the soon coming months may yet further confirm the inflation theory as key to our understanding the framework upon which modern physics rests.