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Richard Barnes

The Holmdel Horn Antenna was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1988 for its role in establishing the Big Bang theory. For Penzias, his discovery had greater, even cosmic, significance. “Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life,” he wrote. “In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.”

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