cosmic microwave background radiation

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Synonyms for cosmic microwave background radiation

(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 any event, the definitive proof that the monopole of microwave background belongs to the Earth has now been provided.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation was discovered by accident in 1965 by two Bell Laboratory scientists, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, as they tracked down sources of radio interference.
The image shows the ``afterglow'' of the Big Bang, called the cosmic microwave background, and ``freezes'' the universe at a point when it was only 380,000 years old.
the daily rotation of the Earth about its axis and the movement of the Earth relative to the cosmic microwave background radiation.
of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, along with software developed there, helped obtain the most detailed measurements yet of cosmic microwave background radiation.
This is due in part to the scarcity of events that can accelerate particles to such enormous energies, and partly because these particles lose energy when they collide with the ever-present cosmic microwave background radiation.
As predicted by theory, the initial explosion left an afterglow of radiation throughout the sky, the microwave background radiation, which was detected in 1965.
at Jodrell Bank, Manchester, specializing in the Cosmic Microwave Background, which has been a major subject of his research ever since.
The Planck mission has chimed in with four years of measurements of the cosmic microwave background, or CMB, the universe's first light.
The study also deals with Gamma-ray bursts and cosmic microwave background radiation.
Since 2009, Planck has charted the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the light from the Universe a mere 380,000 years after the Big Bang.
Data released by the European Space Agency's Planck space observatory recently showed temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background - radiation carrying imprints of the early moments of the universe.
5 months of all-sky observations, reveals tiny temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background, ancient light that has traveled for billions of years from the very early universe to reach us.
About 80 papers cover instrumentation; interstellar matter and molecular clouds; the galactic plane and star formation; stellar magnetic fields; stars and circumstellar matter; solar systems and exoplanets; and supernovae, extragalactic, and cosmic microwave background polarimetry.
Its operation was part of the European Space Agency's Planck spacecraft, an orbiting observatory, which was seeking out Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) - signals of the Big Bang's "afterglow".
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