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| | Space on Mar 21, 2014

Video: Big Bang breakthrough explained with a towel and an apple

Two-minute video explanation of this week’s announcement about gravitational waves and the Big Bag – using a towel, an apple and a ping pong ball.

Did you understand this week’s announcement about gravitational waves and cosmic inflation? Here’s an explanation of the basics from NewScientist using everyday objects.

Read more about it: First direct evidence of cosmic inflation

Professor Andrei Dmitriyevich Linde is one of the main authors of the inflationary universe theory that was confirmed this week. Watch his emotions as assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprises him with the news of the evidence that supports cosmic inflation theory, here.