Best ever map of the early universe revealed

Map from WMAP

Astronomy lovers and curious people must read this New Scientist article: Best ever map of the early universe revealed.

On Thursday, the WMAP team revealed the best map ever drawn of microwaves from the early universe, showing variations in the brightness of radiation from primordial matter. The pattern of these variations fits the predictions of a physical theory called inflation, which suggests that during the first split second of existence the universe expanded incredibly fast.

Update: more about the map at Astronomy Picture of the Day – Inflating the Universe.

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5 Responses to Best ever map of the early universe revealed

  1. Chris says:

    Awesome post Bibi.

  2. michelle says:

    I saw this the other day, so very fabulous!!

  3. Bibi says:

    Thanks Chris.
    I can imagine Michelle. I have this link to post for a week. I saved it on Bloglines. 🙂

  4. Megg says:

    I love how it’s considered to be the best map EVER! That cracks me up for some reason. Have 12-year-old boys taken over New Scientist?

  5. Bibi says:

    Because of the tittle? 😀 Teenagers maybe. I like to use the best ever to be ironic.

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