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Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)

The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) mission reveals the conditions of the early universe by measuring the comic microwave background radiation in the sky. Using the temperature difference that is measured in a procedure called anisotropy, the WMAP project tells us about the structure of the universe. WMAP has been stunningly successful, producing our new "Standard Model of Cosmology" and the study continues to collect high quality scientific data. This site contains information about the WMAP project, its goals, and technical papers on the topic.

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