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Graphic shows how gravitational waves theory of the creation of the universe relates to the Big Bang.


Primeiros tremores do Big Bang

March 18, 2014 - Astronomers have detected the first evidence of gravitational ripples which were sent out in the first second of the Big Bang.

The minuscule ripples in space-time are the last prediction of Albert Einstein's 1916 general theory of relativity to be verified. Until now, there has only been circumstantial evidence of their existence. The discovery also provides a deep connection between general relativity and quantum mechanics, another central pillar of physics.

PUBLISHED: 18/03/2014; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Bicep2, ESA,
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