18 March 2014
A team led by John Kovak of Harvard University, using a telescope at the South Pole, has discovered evidence of gravitational waves. The discovery may help prove the Big Bang theory, and if confirmed, would provide a new tool for researchers to study the entire universe. Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were part of the team that made the discovery. Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University, who was not involved in the study, reportedly said that this could be among the greatest breakthroughs in astrophysics over the last 25 years. Even with this major discovery, there are still plenty of important topics left to study, like the nature of dark matter and dark energy. (Image: The 10 metre South Pole Telescope. Credit: Wikipedia)
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