As we know from astronomy and physics, the deeper into space we look, the further back in time we see. The Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1989 is so sophisticated that it is able to peer billions of years into the past.

Now, with COBE findings made public in April, it seems we have sound evidence in support of the so-called Big Bang theory of creation--a theory suggesting that all components of the material universe, including time, space, energy, and matter, were once condensed by gravity into a space about the size of a thumbnail. According to the theory, the "thumbnail exploded about 15 billion years ago into the colossal universe of planets, stars, and galaxies that we know today.

The COBE satellite, which measures radio emissions and light waves of vast distances, is being hailed as the platform upon which...

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