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Oldest light in the Universe

Duration: 04:35

Prof Brian Cox is able to witness the oldest light in the Universe, by listening to its stretched wavelengths through a radio. This first light from the Big Bang has been stretched and transformed into radio waves and microwaves and is known as the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB.

Available since: Mon 28 Mar 2011

Credits

Series Producer
James Van Der Pool
Presenter
Brian Cox
Director
Chris Holt
Producer
Chris Holt
Executive Producer
Jonathan Renouf
Series Producer
James Van Der Pool
Presenter
Brian Cox
Director
Chris Holt
Producer
Chris Holt
Executive Producer
Jonathan Renouf

This clip is from

Wonders of the Universe Messengers

4/4 Brian Cox shows how light holds the key to our understanding of the whole universe.

First broadcast: 27 Mar 2011

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