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Historic “All Sky” Map

COBE All-Sky Map

This historic all-sky map is based on the first two years of data from NASA’s COsmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite, launched in November of 1989. The map shows minute temperature variations (red is hotter) imprinted on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation by structures in the early Universe.

Link (via Neatorama)

Posted in News, Science, Space October 11th, 2006 by Chip
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