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Filling in the background

Data from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe reveal the cosmic microwave background in more detail than ever before. But will cosmology become a victim of its own success?

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Figure 1: Temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background.

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Carroll, S. Filling in the background. Nature 422, 26–27 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/422026a

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