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Bell Horn Antenna, New Jersey. (Credit: © AMNH) The radio telescope that was used by Penzias & Wilson in 1963 when they accidentally discovered the cosmic microwave background that provides direct evidence for the hot, dense state of the early universe. Mona Evans, "Dark Universe - film review_

Before cable/satellite tv, about 1% of the static you see between channels is Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation left over from the big bang. "The next time you complain that there is nothing on, remember that you can always watch the birth of the universe." ... now you do!

Honing in on Dark Energy & Neutrinos - Analysis of data from the 10-meter South Pole Telescope is providing new support for the most widely accepted explanation of dark energy — the source of the mysterious force that is responsible for the accelerating expansion of the universe.