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Major discovery bolsters Big Bang theory of universe

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Waves of gravity that rippled through space right after the Big Bang have been detected for the first time, in a landmark discovery that adds to our understanding of how the universe was born, US scientists said Monday. 

This undated handout photo courtesy of Steffen Richter shows the sun as it sets behind BICEP2 (in the foreground) and the South Pole Telescope (in the background)

The waves were produced in a rapid growth spurt 14 billion years ago, and were predicted in Albert Einstein's nearly century-old theory of general relativity but were never found until now.

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