South Pole Telescope Finds Proof of Big Bang

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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Several recent media reports state that the existence of the Big Bang allegedly has been proven by BICEP, a telescope stationed at the South Pole. In 2011, Mammoet replaced the bearing of this monumental instrument, which now appears to have found ‘waves of gravity’ that were rippling through space right after the Big Bang. The waves were predicted by Albert Einstein nearly a hundred years ago, but never found until now.

According to scientists, this is a landmark discovery that adds to our understanding of how the universe was born. This first direct evidence of so-called cosmic inflation - a theory that the universe expanded by 100 trillion-trillion times in the blink of an eye - was announced by experts at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

The South Pole Telescope was repaired by Mammoet in 2011. The main bearing, supporting the 230 ton upper part of the telescope, was found to have been deteriorated and had to be replaced. At the time, Mammoet provided a customized structure – made from special steel to withstand minus 40 degrees Celsius – to take the load. Mammoet jacked up the telescope, skidded the old bearing out and installed the new bearing. This had to be done at 0.1 millimeter precision. The job took five days during which five Mammoet professionals added to Mammoet’s history, extending our operations to all seven continents of the world.

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