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Astrophysics

This Airship Aims to Provide a Better View of the Big Bang’s Relic Radiation

Cosmic microwave radiation is remnant heat from the Big Bang, and a proposed airship could help astrophysicists more accurately observe it.

September 25, 2017
3:50 PM EDT
An image of the cosmic microwave background radiation, including the foreground signal from the Milky Way galaxy (in red). This picture is based on observations from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, which operated from 2001 to 2010. | WMAP Science Team