Definition of Cosmic microwave background radiation
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 radiation
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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. Vibrations and Waves by Benjamin Crowell (2002)
"... all astronomers accept the Big Bang theory based on the very direct evidence of the red shifts and the cosmic microwave background radiation. ..."