But in the months following the announcement, outside experts cried foul, arguing that the scientists had used highly uncertain models of galactic dust emission that now appear to have underestimated dust contamination in the BICEP2 region.“The community as a whole underestimated it,” said Avi Loeb, a theorist at Harvard who is not affiliated with BICEP2.These methods are largely independent of each other, based on separate observations and arguments, yet all point to a history much longer than 10,000 years.As Christians, we believe that God created the world and that the world declares his glory, so we can’t ignore what nature is telling us about its history.If one extrapolates the Lambda-CDM model backward from the earliest well-understood state, it quickly (within a small fraction of a second) reaches a singularity called the "Big Bang singularity".This singularity is not understood as having a physical significance in the usual sense, but it is convenient to quote times measured "since the Big Bang" even though they do not correspond to a physically measurable time.The uncertainty has been narrowed down to 21 million years by the agreement of a number of scientific research projects, such as microwave background radiation measurements by the Planck satellite, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and other probes.
A new analysis of data from the Planck space telescope has concluded that the tiny silicate and carbonate particles spewed into interstellar space by dying stars could account for as much as 100 percent of the signal detected by the BICEP2 telescope and announced to great fanfare this spring.
After the gang rallied -- and got ordained online -- they staged a last-minute ceremony on Leonard and Sheldon's roof that left viewers with beautiful and heartfelt shot reminiscent of the show's opening credits, courtesy of Google Earth.
In addition to staging a wedding and sending a man to space in the span of 30 minutes, the series also broke ground by depicting Howard's mother, however briefly, for the first time.
The self-professed TV addict adds she was thrilled to be part of a TV wedding after watching Dwayne Wayne and Whitley tie the knot on as a kid.
"I remember being like, ' This is amazing, a wedding on TV.' I'm sure a part of me wanted to marry Dwayne Wade someday, and instead I got Howard Wolowitz, which is pretty fantastic," she enthused.