Friday, May 1, 2009

Europeans May Unlock History of Universe

Our pal Phil Plait over at the Bad Astronomy blog has a great post up on the European Space Agency’s upcoming Herschel and Planck missions. While NASA is busy tying strings to tin foil and hoping we can make a moon base out of the results, the Europeans are getting all up in our space grill. And with that typical European style! Herschel is an ultra-high resolution infrared telescope, and Planck will map the microwave frequencies in the background of space. To what end? Why, explaining just what the hell existed before the Big Bang, of course. Sometimes it’s best to shoot big. Head over to Bad Astronomy for the details on how those Eurotrash bastards will help all of humanity understand our existence a whole lot better.

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