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BICEP2

(Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization)
(surveys to measure the polarization of the CMB)

BICEP2 is a survey of CMB Polarization at the South Pole Station. An earlier survey was called BICEP.

It was announced in early 2014 that BICEP2 detected B-mode (Polarization Modes) Gravitational Waves (GW) from the early universe, offering evidence of Inflation, but further analysis concluded that from Cosmic Dust within the Milky Way could produce such a signal, so the observation was inconclusive.


(survey,CMB,cosmology)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BICEP_and_Keck_Array
http://bicepkeck.org/
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/CMB/bicep2/

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey

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