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Cosmic inflation: New study says BICEP detection was wrong
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Scientists who claimed last year to have found a pattern in the sky left by the super-rapid expansion of space just fractions of a second after the Big Bang were mistaken. The signal had been confounded by light emission from dust in our own galaxy. [...]
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Space dust deflates evidence for cosmic inflation
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In the cosmic inflation announcement, which was unveiled in March 2014, scientists with the BICEP2 experiment, claimed to have found patterns in light left over from the Big Bang that indicated that space had rapidly inflated at the beginning of the [...]
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Physicist Paul Steinhardt Slams Inflation, Cosmic Theory He Helped Conceive
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Steinhardt coined the term “quasicrystals” and was a major investigator of them. In subsequent years I talked to Steinhardt about cosmology and in particular inflation, an idea that he helped refine in the early 1980s. Inflation holds that immedi [...]
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Discovery of gravitational waves gives credence to cosmic inflation theory
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The science community was rocked by Harvard researchers last March and there was an apparent discovery of gravitational ripples giving credence to the theory of cosmic inflation. This finding was met with lot of skepticism, apart from enthusiasm. [...]
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Dust Makes Cosmic Inflation Signal Iffy
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Things are looking grim for the purported discovery of cosmic inflation's fingerprints. Earlier this year, the BICEP2 team announced the detection of primordial B-modes, swirly polarization patterns imprinted on the cosmic microwave background ( [...]
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Cosmic dust may have distorted cosmic inflation breakthrough
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Harvard researchers rocked the science community last March with an apparent discovery of gravitational ripples that gave credence to cosmic inflation theory – a finding that met as much skepticism as enthusiasm. Now, further analysis raises more d [...]
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Evidence for cosmic inflation wanes
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They claimed they had found traces of gravitational waves rippling through the infant universe—direct evidence that the newborn cosmos had undergone a bizarre exponential growth spurt known as inflation. But the supposed signal might have been emit [...]
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Was it just dust? Harvard-led team's cosmic inflation discovery uncertain
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This was considered smoking gun evidence in favor of the theory of cosmic inflation -- the “bang” of the Big Bang. Within a few months however, outside researchers had begun to raise serious doubts about whether the groundbreaking measurement mig [...]
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Cosmic inflation: BICEP 'underestimated' dust problem
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Inflation makes a very specific prediction - that it would have been accompanied by waves of gravitational energy, and that these ripples in the fabric of space-time would leave an indelible mark on the "oldest light" in the sky - the famou [...]
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