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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Episode 5: The Big Bang and Cosmic Microwave Background

October 9th, 2006

Episode 5 of 464 episodes

As a tribute to John Mather and George Smoot, the two leaders of the Cosmic Microwave Background Explorer (COBE) satellite science team, and winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics, we head back to the beginning of everything- the Big Bang. Follow as we trace the Big Bang's discovery, and one of the most important lines of evidence: the cosmic microwave background radiation which was predicted by theory and then discovered by accident.

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