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Cosmic Microwave Background


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COsmic Background Explorer (COBE) map (1993)

COsmic Background Explorer (COBE) spectrum (1989)

The resulting CMB temperature (Fixen & Mather 2002)

̃ T0 = 2.725 ± .001 K

Maps from balloon-borne instruments (2000/2001)

BOOMERAnG
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MAXIMA
 

CBI

DASI

WMAP Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (2003)

WMAP total
WMAP including dipole

WMAP fluctuations

WMAP Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (2006)

WMAP Polarization


WMAP Power Spectrum (2003)


WMAP Power Spectrum (2006)

TE EE ···BB Polarization


Dependence of CMB power on cosmological parameters (Hu & Dodelson 2002)


 2MASS JHK image of the Milky Way, superimposed against CMB fluctuations from WMAP Spring 2006 ASTR 5770 Homepage

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Updated 7 Apr 2006