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microwave background

[′mī·krə‚wāv ′bak‚grau̇nd]
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It takes about 1,000 photons of the microwave background radiation to match the energy of one photon of starlight.
The COBE satellite, launched in 1989, has on board two instruments targeting the temperature of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), namely the Far-Infrared Absolute Spectrophotometer (FIRAS) and the Differential Microwave Radiometer (DMR).
In space, the radiation of the cosmic microwave background, influenced by the squeezing of gravitational waves, was scattered by electrons, and became polarized, too.
Since its launch in 2009, Planck has been mapping the entire sky to observe the afterglow of the Big Bang - the Cosmic Microwave Background.
In particular, on-going and future observations of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background and the large-scale structure will test the level of primordial non- Gaussianity and therefore provide us with crucial information about the early and late evolution of our universe.
Retired now, he takes it out on another cruise, providing more detail of the Higgs boson and neutrino masses, of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background, recent insight into quantum geometry, the theory of constrained systems, and considerably more about black holes.
Among them are searching for the first galaxies, promising observational methods for detecting the epoch of re-ionization, wide separation giant frontier planets and planet formation, magnetic fields in low-mass evolved stars, and primordial and secondary non-Gaussianity in the microwave background.
This primeval energy, known as cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR), washes across the sky.
The mottled backdrop at the top and bottom is the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation - which is the oldest light in the universe, the remains of the fireball from which the universe sprang into existence 13.
The synthesis of elements in the stars was not understood and the Microwave Background Radiation was still to be discovered.
The notion that the microwave background [5] is being produced directly by the oceans of the Earth [6-9], brings with it an immediate realization that universality is lost, and Kirchhoff's law is invalid [10-14].
Author of over 500 papers and numerous books, Professor Rees is particularly known for advancing our understanding of the origin of the cosmic microwave background radiation, as well as galaxy clustering and formation.

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