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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Sunyaev examined the physical process of hydrogen recombination in the hot early universe, subsequently revealing that cosmic acoustic oscillations from the beginning of time can be observed as temperature and density variations in matter in today's cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR).
In recent years, there have been some hypotheses suggesting that the spectrum and statistics of Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation has a kind of scale invariant character [1], which may be related to non-integer Hausdorff dimension.
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.
In the 1960s, using a Bell Labs radio antenna, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson detected the cosmic microwave background radiation, the strongest observational proof for the Big Bang scenario of the universe's creation.
Proposed in 1972 by Russian physicists Rashid Sunyaev and Yakov Zel'dovich, the kSZ effect results when the hot gas in galaxy clusters distorts the cosmic microwave background radiation - which is the glow of the heat left over from the Big Bang - that fills our universe.
Their test relies on the cosmic microwave background radiation that bathes all parts of the universe.
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.
The team, led by Chilean and Rutgers astronomers, found El Gordo by detecting a distortion of the cosmic microwave background radiation.
This chart includes all known ranges of EMR including: gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet light, visible light, infrared, microwaves, radio waves (ULF, VLF, LF, MF, HF, long, short, HAM, VHF, UHF, SHF, EHF), cosmic microwave background radiation and brain waves, all organized by octaves.
According to a report in National Geographic News, the estimate was made using latest data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), a satellite launched in 2001 that has been mapping what's known as the cosmic microwave background radiation.