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Big Bang's baby pics to be 'beautiful,' but 'blurry'

Published: 21 Mar 2013

The world is about to see the first full-sky pictures of light from the beginning of time. They will, McGill University cosmologist Matthew Dobbs says, be "very beautiful." "The way they look sometimes surprises," Dobbs told the Star on Tuesday. "This is light which is very, very old and it sometimes doesn't have a whole lot of structure to it. "These are images of the very early universe before there was a time to create those structures and details. It's going to look blurry, but the universe was blurry." On Thursday, the European Space Agency, Planck, will release satellite images of the universe from 380,000 years after the big bang of its creation.

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