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Why the universe still glows from the Big Bang

It's all down to cosmic background radiation

By Marcus Chown   July 2020
View of the Milky Way taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope

View of the Milky Way taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope

Lyman Page is a professor of astronomy at Princeton and his principal area of research has for decades been the heat afterglow of the big bang. My first thought on opening the book was: “This will be just another academic jumping on the popular science bandwagon and short-changing the public with a pretty ordinary book.” Nothing could be further from the truth. This ranks alongside Steven Weinberg’s The First…

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