It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has taken the best measurement of the age of the Universe to date. According to highlyÂ precise observations of microwave radiation observed all over the cosmos, WMAP scientists now have the best estimate yet on the age of the Universe: 13.73 billion years, plus or minus 120 million years (that’s an error margin of only 0.87%… not bad really…).
The WMAP mission was sent to the Sun-Earth second Lagrangian point (L2), located approximately 1.5 million km from the surface of the Earth on the night-side (i.e. WMAP is constantly in the shadow of the Earth) in 2001. The reason for this location is the nature of the gravitational stability in the region and the lack of electromagnetic interference from the Sun. Constantly looking out into space, WMAP scans the cosmos with its ultra sensitive microwave receiver, mapping any small variations in the background “temperature” (anisotropy) of the universe. It can detect microwave radiation in the wavelength range of 3.3-13.6 mm (with a corresponding frequency of 90-22 GHz). Warm and cool regions of space are therefore mapped, including the radiation polarity.
Originally posted by OmegaPoint
Since you cannot get something from nothing, there was a creator.
A consequence of Einstein’s theory is that no object can move faster than the speed of light. He corrected Newton’s second law of motion F = ma (force = mass X acceleration). Since it was already known that according to the theory nothing can travel faster than light, then increasing force applied to an object can not accelerate it beyond the speed of light. To prevent something from accelerating beyond this speed, an object’s mass must increase as velocity increases. If this is true, then it follows that energy and matter are interchangeable. The equation that expresses the relationship between matter and energy is expressed in Einstein’s famous equation:
e is energy
m is mass
c is the speed of light
e = m * c ^ 2