The universe is microwaving itself. A mystery signal discovered in the 1960s led to a Nobel prize.
In this video, Dianna explores one of the most mysterious discoveries in physics – a constant microwave signal that seemed to be coming from everywhere in the universe. It turned out to be light from an unusual process 13.8 billion years ago.
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