Innovative maps of the oldest light in the Universe will be out soon by the European Space Agency. The light carries main information about what happened abruptly after the Big Bang, and can be used to work out the age of the cosmos - 13.7 billion years being the present estimate. The metaphors were assembled as of data acquired by the organization’s 600m euro Planck satellite.
Planck is the third western satellite to learn the so-called space Microwave Background. The CMB is the light that was lastly allowed to spread out across space once the Universe had cooled adequately to permit the development of hydrogen atoms. Scientists are expecting the images to lead to refinements in their thoughts for how the Universe came into being. But they will be hoping also for some surprises that can take their studies in new directions and perhaps even towards various new physics.