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.
Topics: Technology Internet, Explorer program, Physical cosmology, Radio astronomy, Milky Way, Cosmic microwave background radiation, Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe