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Three-color maps from the WMAP Q V and W-band data
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Three-color maps from the WMAP Q, V and W-band data

April 4, 2003
This map illustrates WMAP's ability to distinguish the foreground signal of the Milky Way galaxy (in red) from the CMB background signal (in gray tones). The "dipole" has been subtracted.