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Planck spacecraft’s map of ‘almost perfect’ universe could point to new physics

Today is a great day. The European Space Agency has released the most precise map so far of the oldest light in the universe. The best news is that is reveals an ‘almost perfect universe‘. By that they mean it almost conforms to expectations – but not quite. While the basic…

WATCH LIVE: European spacecraft Planck unveils earliest map of the universe

The most detailed picture yet of the early universe is to be revealed today in Paris. Taken by the European spacecraft, Planck, it could tell us about events that took place during the first second of the universe’s existence. Planck’s image will show the universe at an age of around…