Big news about that legendary bang: On Monday, scientists announced they'd found 14 billion-year-old echoes of the life-creating Big Bang. A telescope at the South Pole captured images of "the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation," referring to the first moments of existence in the universe. Scientists spent three years analyzing their findings before presenting it. "This has been like looking for a needle in a haystack, but instead we found a crowbar," a leading researcher in the study said. The discovery also represents the last untested element in Einstein's general theory of relativity.