Reply to post: Seeing the very beginning

Boffins' gravitational wave detection hat trick blows open astronomy

emmanuel goldstein
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Seeing the very beginning

What's *really* extremely cool about this discovery is that gravitational waves will allow us to observe the opaque early universe (pre recombination). Until now we can only observe back to about 400,000 years after the big bang (post recombination). We will, in theory, be able to observe the singularity itself.

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