cosmic microwave radiation


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cosmic microwave radiation

[′käz·mik ′mī·krō‚wāv ‚rād·ē′ā·shən]
(astronomy)
A nearly uniform flux of microwave radiation that is believed to permeate all of space and to have originated in the big bang. Also known as cosmic background radiation; cosmic microwave background; microwave background.
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For its part, the 1500 kg Planck vehicle is designed to detect the background cosmic microwave radiation that was left over from the big bang, which is believed to have created the universe as we know it.