- "Yes, it's important. Its existence defies the very laws of physics. Is it a message from God? The Almighty creator of the universe, as I'm sure you would like to believe."
- —Nicholas Rush
Cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB radiation or CMBR for short) is residual radiation leftover from the early stages of the development of the universe following The Big Bang. The Ancients discovered evidence of a pattern hidden in the CMBR, and Destiny was launched to recover the fragments and reconstruct the entire pattern. Destiny's current record of the message only plays as static. According to Dr. Nicholas Rush, the Ancients described its meaning as "the destiny of all things." (SGU: "The Greater Good", "Malice", "Twin Destinies")