Originally posted by pavil
Data gathered by the European Space Agency's Planck spacecraft enabled researchers to map the "cosmic microwave" of background radiation left behind when the universe began 13.8 billion years ago.
Originally posted by 0bserver1
If true we have to stop saying the universe. .but how are we gonna call it then? And how old are the other ones?
You will probably never see your other selves. The farthest you can observe is the distance that light has been able to travel during the 14 billion years since the big bang expansion began.The most distant visible objects are now about 4 × 10 to the power of 26 meters away—a distance that defines our observable universe,also called our Hubble volume, our horizon volume or simply our universe.Likewise, the universes of your other selves are spheres of the same size centered on their planets. They are themost straightforward example of parallel universes. Each universe is merely a small part of a larger “multiverse.”
Originally posted by Eonnn
Forget about the findings I want to see this map! and not just that crappy version in the article!edit on 22-5-2013 by Eonnn because: (no reason given)
Data from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), launched in 2001, unexpectedly suggested that the universe may be lopsided — hot and cold spots on one side of the cosmos appear hotter and colder than on the other. The evidence for this anomaly has increased over time, and data from the Planck satellite launched by the European Space Agency in 2009 supports the existence of the same anomaly.