Backing up Big Bang


From Reuters:

U.S. duo win physics Nobel for backing up Big Bang

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Americans John Mather and George Smoot won the 2006 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for work on cosmic radiation which helped pinpoint the age of the universe and supported the Big Bang theory of its birth…

…Their work took Big Bang theory, which contends the universe began 15 billion years ago as a tiny dot that exploded into today’s huge system of stars and planets, out of the realm of mathematical equations and into the world of precise science.

When their research was published in 1992, famed cosmologist Stephen Hawking called it the “greatest discovery of the century, if not of all time.”