Dust Clouds Big Bang Signal
The signal was evidence for a period of extremely rapid expansion, just after the Big Bang. Known as “Inflation Theory,” it was predicted decades ago by theorists. In a video, Stanford researcher Andre Linde, one of those who predicted Inflation, is seen popping champagne upon learning of the find. The video, by Stanford’s public affairs office, has received nearly 3 million views.
But others had doubts and warned that dust from inside the Milky Way galaxy could have created the signal. In a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, the BICEP2 team acknowledges that dust could be behind the false detection.