The search for Earth-like planets is reaching a fever-pitch. Does the evidence so far help shed light on the ancient question: Is the galaxy filled with life, or is Earth just a beautiful, lonely aberration?
What exactly happened at the beginning of time? A new probe may uncover the answer. THE GIST
- A new probe will analyze radiation generated by the birth of the universe.
- The project will require several years of observations.
- The research could explain what happened in the first trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.
How did the universe blossom from an infinitesimally small speck to astronomical proportions in its first trillionth second of existence? While scientists are still debating the answer to that question, a new probe should provide the first direct evidence that the metamorphosis...