cosmic microwave background radiation

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(cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2

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Patterns within the cosmic microwave radiation provide clues to the history of the universe, including the formation of galaxies and their growth into huge structures.
Berlin, May 13 (ANI): Together with ESA's (European Space Agency's) Space Telescope Herschel, Planck is all set to go into orbit on May 14, to begin its studies of the cosmic microwave radiation and of the clues it gives about the Big Bang, the earliest phases of the cosmic history, and the structure and composition of the Universe.