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WMAP: The First Detailed Full Sky Picture of the Oldest Light in the Universe
This site allows users to study maps and read a description about the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), which has made a new determination of the age of the universe and collected data on the oldest light in the universe, microwave "light" captured from 379,000 years after the Big Bang.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
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-365
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Goddard Space Flight Center
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/home/index.html