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VP Colin Haig discusses the Planck "time machine" on CTV news

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Thu, 2013/03/21

Thanks to new information from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope, the universe has been revealed to be about 80 million years older than previously thought, is expanding slightly slower, has less dark energy, and contains more dark matter and ordinary matter.

And today on CTV News, RASC Vice President Colin Haig commented on the fascinating new discoveries with anchor Jacqueline Milczarek. "The amazing part of the work that they've done with the satelite is to tell us with unsurpassed precision how old the universe is," says Colin, "[and it] gives us a world of insight into how far away everything in the universe is."
 
To learn more about the Planck telescope, watch Colin's interview online at http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/astronomers-map-universe-s-beginning-with-space-telescope-time-machine-1.1204787