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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Because gravitational waves have a "handedness," they can have both left- and right-handed polarizations and leave behind a characteristic pattern of polarization on the cosmic microwave background known as B-mode polarization.
Preliminary results from the COBE differential microwave interferometers: large angular scale isotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background.
The light seen today as the cosmic microwave background has travelled for more than 13 billion years to reach us,'' Nasa said.
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.
A few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang, when the universe underwent recombination - the name to describe the event when the first electrons and protons came together to form hydrogen - one of the effects was the production of the cosmic microwave background, a faint omnipresent radiation left over from the time that we can observe and measure even today.
Radio astronomers Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson weren't looking for the cosmic microwave background when they stumbled upon it in 1964.
org, is based on measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation, ancient light that originated just 380,000 years after the Big Bang.
Since 2009, Planck has charted the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the light from the Universe a mere 380,000 years after the Big Bang.
Since 2009, the Planck telescope has charted the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the light from the Universe a mere 380,000 years after the Big Bang.
In particular, on-going and future observations of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background and the large-scale structure will test the level of primordial non- Gaussianity and therefore provide us with crucial information about the early and late evolution of our universe.
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.
This primeval energy, known as cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR), washes across the sky.
In the background, the mottled yellow features are relic radiation, called the Cosmic Microwave Background, which contains information about the earliest stages of the universe