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These Tiny Antennas Will Help Map Big Bang’s Afterglow 

These Tiny Antennas Will Help Map Big Bang’s Afterglow 

This awesome piece of scientific equipment is a South Pole Telescope detector wafer at Fermilab’s silicon detector facility. Those swirly figures on its surface that resemble a neotribal tattoo are tiny antennas. But what does the entire instrument do? Fermilab explains the rest: