Sorry to be out of touch the last few days but I just returned from attending the funeral for a dear, dear, friend who lost his brutal nine month battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The next heartbeat is a privilege and not a right so make sure you live each day to the fullest and do what you want to do - your time on this planet is not infinite……..
|Planck View of BICEP2 Region|
Date: 30 January 2015
Copyright: ESA/Planck Collaboration. Acknowledgment: M.-A. Miville-Deschênes, CNRS - Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-XI, Orsay, France
Well, not so fast.
The announcement was done before any formal paper was published and/or peer reviewed. Now that such a necessary process has been done it turns out that the all important signal could be caused by dust from our very own Milky Way Galaxy.
Read these illuminating articles http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2015/02/02/bicep2-discovery-gravitational-waves/#.VM-78Uv3XUl and http://sci.esa.int/planck/55362-planck-gravitational-waves-remain-elusive/.
Sky Guy in VA