cosmic background radiation

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Noun1.cosmic 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 2.725 kelvin
cosmogeny, cosmogony, cosmology - the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
cosmic radiation - radiation coming from outside the solar system
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So do Type la supernovae, the cosmic background radiation, and baryon acoustic oscillations (S&T: Apr.
By filling in the missing eons that BOSS can't reach, DESI could sharpen and extend coverage of the expansion history of the universe from the first appearance of the cosmic background radiation to the present day.
Observations of the cosmic background radiation show that the universe had a predominantly uniform consistency after inflation, except for a light sprinkling of some regions that were more dense and others that were less dense.
Updates to this second edition include new results from the Mars Express orbiter, the Spirit rover, and the Wilkinson Microwave Anistropy Probe on cosmic background radiation.
This radiation (of 3 Kelvin) is now known as the cosmic background radiation and since 1965 it is seen as the big proof of the big bang model.
The Wilkinson Microwave Auisotropy Probe (WMAP), which measures the cosmic background radiation, is in orbit there.
The energetic light pumped out by these stars is thought to have ionized the hydrogen gas in and around the galaxies, creating "ionization bubbles" millions of light-years across that left a lasting, telltale signature in the cosmic background radiation (CMB).
Galaxy ages were eventually capped near 15 billion years after Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discovered the cosmic background radiation in 1964.
The alternative models are either general worldviews that explain a host of cosmic phenomena, or more focused theories based on the cosmic background radiation, the Hubble relationship, or new observations of dark matter and dark energy.
Two upcoming satellite studies of the cosmic background radiation could yield evidence for or against a fourth neutrino's existence.
The Cosmic Background Radiation Explorer (COBE) launched in 1989, confirmed the prediction made by the Big Bang theory.