23 December 2006

In the beginning

Via Warren Ellis, I learn about this picture of the cosmic background radiation, said by the scientists who generated it to represent the universe about 300 million years after the Big Bang.

If you're thinking to yourself hey, that looks like a lot of big, chunky structure—what's up with that? then you're not alone. It's a big mystery.

“Whatever these objects are,” said Alexander Kashlinsky, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre, “they are intrinsically incredibly bright and very different from anything in existence today.”
Professor Norris conceded astronomers could not explain how such big objects formed so quickly after the Big Bang.
I feel like if I squint, I ought to be able to make out the face of Galactus, but I'm just not seeing it.

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