Definition of Cosmic microwave background
1. Noun. (cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin.
Category relationships: Cosmogeny, Cosmogony, Cosmology
Generic synonyms: Cosmic Radiation
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Literary usage of Cosmic microwave background
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1. Priorities in Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power And Propulsion by Ssb (2006)
"A mission to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation: and • Black Hole Probe. A mission to survey the universe for hidden ..."
2. Newtonian Physics by Benjamin Crowell (2003)
"... but we know precisely nothing about what something is. The WMAP probe's map of the cosmic microwave background is like a “baby picture' of the universe. ..."
3. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"... especially the temperature isotropy of the 2.7 K cosmic microwave background; and (3) studying the geometry of the universe by measuring the luminosity ..."
4. Revealing the Hidden Nature of Space And Time: Charting the Course for by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"... 2-6 The cosmic microwave background: Footprints of the Early Universe The 21st century will be the first time in history when humans view the universe ..."