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Title: Whisper of Creation


1
Whisper of Creation
  • By Dr. Harold Williams
  • of Montgomery College Planetarium
  • http//montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/planet/

2
Measuring the Beginning
  • Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE)
    http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COBE
  • John C. Mather George Smoot Physics Nobel Prize
    2006
  • Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)
    http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WMAP

3
Famous COBE microwave fluctuation Map
4
DMR data with dipole subtracted
5
WMAP microwave fluctuation map
6
FIRAS COBE spectrum http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P
lanck's_law_of_black_body_radiation
7
COBE WMAP conclusions
  • Universe around 2.73 degrees Kelvin.
  • 13.7 billion 200 million years old
  • TimeSpace curvature of the universe is extremely
    near to flat not hyperbolic or spherical.
  • The Hubble constant is 70 (km/s)/Mpc, 2.4/-3.2
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