cosmic microwave background

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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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In the subsequent section, we also discuss plausible extension of this unified statistics to include anisotropic effect by using quaternion oscillator, which may be observed in the context of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.
Data from the Planck mission--a space telescope that, from 2009 to 2013, mapped minute variations in infrared and microwave light from the cosmic microwave background (SN: 4/20/13, p.
This is what led to the apparent disagreement with the fraction of normal matter found in the cosmic microwave background.
He has elucidated the similarity of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation with radiation of Earth origin.
She points out that this method offers a direct measure of the expansion rate, while the cosmic microwave background readings give merely indirect estimates.
The Atheon website, now live, also glows with the cosmic microwave background radiation, so that people everywhere can turn off their lights and set up a miniature shrine to science on their home computer.
Scientists first reported seeing gravitational lensing in the cosmic microwave background in 2007.
The COBE mission ended in 1994 and carried three instruments: The Far Infrared Absolute Spectrophotometer (FIRAS) measured the temperature and spectrum of the cosmic microwave background.
This finding, made with NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), is based on three years of continuous observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the afterglow light produced when the universe was less than a million years old.
A new analysis of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation data by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has taken the furthest look back through time yet - 100 years to 300,000 years after the Big Bang - and provided tantalizing new hints of clues as to what might have happened.
377,730 years (+3,205/-3,200): Time after the Big Bang when photons stopped interacting with charged matter and produced the relic radiation known as the cosmic microwave background.
This "baby picture" of the infant universe comes from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), which measures the temperature of the cosmic microwave background radiation over the full sky with unprecedented accuracy.
Scientists have spotted swirling patterns in the radiation lingering from the big bang, the so-called cosmic microwave background (CMB), Science Now reported.
Inflation, in contrast, would produce a much more powerful set of the waves--strong enough to leave a noticeable imprint on the cosmic microwave background, the radiation left over from the Big Bang.
The map reveals fluctuations in temperature in the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang-what we call the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).