The European Space Agency discovered light in our Universe taken with its $900 million
Planck space telescope light lenses. Scientists say the image produced by the telescope is a near-perfect view of the earliest days of the universe. The image reveals a blueprint for the cosmos of the universe that were far from complete. The telescope was able to capture tiny variations in the temperature and polarization of the universe’s cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation. This was light that was set free after the Big Bang when the universe had cooled enough for it to spread. This radiation is significant because it reveals information about the physical conditions of the universe at a very early stage, about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. This may provide clues to the Big Bang itself.
The red and blue speckles on the image show areas where the CMB goes above or below the average temperature of -454 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooler regions are the denser areas that would later form stars and clusters of galaxies.
As a result of the findings with the Planck telescope and its light diffuser lenses, the age of the universe is estimated to be 13.82 billion years old, a far cry from what it was previously thought.
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