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Most detailed image of ancient Universe unveiled

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A new, detailed map of the most ancient light in the cosmos has revealed our Universe to be about 80 million years older than thought, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Thursday. 

A map of relic radiation from the Big Bang, composed of data gathered by ESA's Planck satellite, in an image provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) on March 21, 2013. A new, detailed map of the most ancient light in the cosmos has revealed our Universe to be about 80 million years older than thought, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Thursday.

The 50-million pixel, all-sky snapshot of radiation left over from the Big Bang was compiled from data gathered by ESA's Planck satellite, launched four years ago.

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