PBS NewsHour

Evidence of cosmic inflation expands universe understanding

Clip: 03/18/2014 | 6m 44s

Scientists say they have found evidence confirming a theory that our cosmos expanded from almost nothing to its first huge growth spurt in just fractions of a second after the Big Bang. A telescope at the South Pole revealed patterns and skewed light waves created by gravitational ripples from the incredible expansion. Gwen Ifill interviews Sean Carroll of the California Institute of Technology.

Aired: 03/18/14

Rating: NR

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