Evidence that the universe rapidly expanded in its first few nanoseconds has been found by an instrument in Antarctica: Gravitational waves, which have long eluded astronomers, were spotted,
supporting this cosmic inflation model
Assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprises Professor Andrei Linde with evidence that supports cosmic inflation theory. The discovery, made by Kuo and his colleagues at the BICEP2 experiment,
represents the first images of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time. These waves have been described as the
Journey Through the Milky Way is about you, me and the history of two hundred billion stars. Our solar system lies in a suburb of a vast celestial city, a colossal community of stars, bound together
by gravity; the Milky Way galaxy.
NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars the evening of Aug. 5 PDT (morning of Aug. 6 EDT). See and hear the team inside JPL mission control along with a visualization of the
spacecraft's entry, descent and landing.