CAPE CANAVERAL,A recent study by mapping the oldest light indicates that the universe was 100 million years older than thought. Thus, the Big Bang (Big Bang) occurred 13.82 billion years ago.

This discovery is the work of the Planck spacecraft the European Space Agency (ESA). This vehicle mapping so-called Cosmic Microwave radiation, microwave radiation from the early universe.

"Astronomers have been there in their seats waiting for this discovery. Discovery is important in many areas of science and space missions of the future," said Joan Centrella, Planck program scientist at National Aeronautics and Space United States (NASA), as quoted by Space, Thursday (21.03.2013).

Radiation was first detected in 1964. Furthermore, once detected by NASA spacecraft, which was launched in 1989 COBE and WMAP in 1991. Now, with the Planck sensitivity secured the temperature variation in the cosmic microwave background radiation in more detail.

"Variation from place to place in the map created Planck tells us what happened to 10 nano nano nano nano second after the Big Bang, when the universe expanded trillions of times," said Chris Lawrence, Planck program scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NSA.

Reported by Reuters on Thursday, in addition to showing the age of the universe, the latest findings also inform the composition of the universe. That make up ordinary matter such as stars, galaxies, planets and so amounted to a very small, only 4.9 percent of the entire universe.

Meanwhile, the dark matter that make up the universe reached 26.8 percent, reaching one-fifth larger than previously thought. Dark energy is related to the deployment of the universe itself consists atss 69 percent of the components of the universe.

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