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WMAP's Portrait of the Early Universe

Scientists using NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anistropy Probe (WMAP) have created the most detailed portrait of the infant Universe. By capturing the afterglow of the Big Bang, called the cosmic microwave background (CMB), we now believe the Universe to be 13.7 billion years old. Encoded in these patterns is much--anticipated information about the fundamental properties of the early Universe. WMAP launched on June 30, 2001.
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This animation begins with a zoom into the WMAP data. We then see the formation of the first stars and galaxies. The images zooms out to reveal the relative locations of the WMAP data and from where the satellite is observing.    This animation begins with a zoom into the WMAP data. We then see the formation of the first stars and galaxies. The images zooms out to reveal the relative locations of the WMAP data and from where the satellite is observing.
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This animation begins with the satellite and then goes into a zoom of the WMAP data. We then see the formation of the first stars and galaxies. The images zoomz out to reveal the relative loctaions of the WMAP data and from where the satallite is observing    This animation begins with the satellite and then goes into a zoom of the WMAP data. We then see the formation of the first stars and galaxies. The images zoomz out to reveal the relative loctaions of the WMAP data and from where the satallite is observing
Duration: 27.0 seconds
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10123
Animation Number:10123
Completed:2003-12-01
Animator:Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital) (Lead)
Writer:Erica Drezek (HTSI)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:WMAP
Series:Astrophysics Visualizations
 Astrophysics Animations
Goddard TV Tape:G2007-007HD
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Early Universe
SVS >> Cosmology
SVS >> Big Bang
SVS >> WMAP
SVS >> Universe
NASA Science >> Universe
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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