|Image credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration|
European, US and Canadian scientists looked together into space using Planck (European Space Agency mission) instruments to measure the oldest light in our universe. What they discovered was unexpected--the universe is older than they thought by 100 million years at 13.8 billion year old.
One of the US scientists participating in the project, Charles Lawrence from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said, "As that ancient light travels to us, matter acts like an obstacle course getting in its way and changing the patterns slightly. "
Fascinating how pictures of the universe can capture our imagination and fill us with awe like the ancients watching a flaming comet speed across the sky. Whether your curiosity guides you to study the universe or the depths of the ocean or perhaps the intricacies of cell biology, human problem solving skills guided by inquiry and diverse perspectives are essential. But not only in the field of science. We need their application in our daily lives to inform how we see each other--we all matter. So stay Sci-Curious and be continually surprise by what you'll learn and how you'll grow!
|Credit: Walter Miles|