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WMAP: Fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background
This site discusses the cosmic microwave background, radiation left over from the Big Bang. Particular emphasis is upon tiny fluctuations in the temperature of the radiation, which are believed to reflect fluctuations in the density of matter in the early universe.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-363
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Goddard Space Flight Center, Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe
http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/