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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Planck, which was launched in 2009, was designed to tease out the faintest relic radiation from the Big Bang- the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).
The relic radiation from the Big Bang - the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB - was imprinted on the sky when the Universe was just 380,000 years old.
Planck A European Space Agency observatory launched in 2009 Planck is recording a more detailed picture of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang.
[bar] The 'all-sky' image from Planck with the dust throughout the galaxy shown in blue, hot gas in red and the mottled yellow features are relic radiation, called the cosmic microwave background, which contains information about the earliest stages of the universe
The map reveals fluctuations in temperature in the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang-what we call the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).
But a new analysis of the relic radiation generated by that explosive event suggests that the universe has cycled through myriad episodes of death and rebirth, with the Big Bang merely the most recent in a series of starting guns.
21 ( ANI ): The most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background - the relic radiation from the Big Bang - obtained by the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope has revealed the existence of features that challenge the foundations of our current understanding of the Universe.
Reading the article "Relic radiation refines age of cosmos" (SN: 02/27/10, p.
Washington, June 14 ( ANI ): Theories of the primordial Universe predict the existence of knots in the fabric of space - known as cosmic textures - which could be identified by looking at light from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang.
By combining the galaxy map with the newest images of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang, astronomers say they have also confirmed the existence of something even stranger.
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new analysis of the relic radiation has suggested that the universe got its start eons earlier and has cycled through myriad episodes of birth and death, with the Big Bang merely the most recent in a series of starting guns.
* Experiments examining the relic radiation from the Big Bang confirmed cosmologists' basic model of how the universe evolved (159: 261).
They look at how the relic radiation from the Big Bang explosion scatters as it passes through gases in galaxy clusters, a process that is something akin to looking at stars through the bubble of Earth's atmosphere.
Those telescopes generate sky maps of relic radiation, known as the cosmic microwave background (CMB), that dates from not long after the birth of the universe (SN: 6/23/01, p.
As this relic radiation faded, the cosmos plunged into darkness.