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2010-10-06 12:40:00

After nine years of scanning the sky, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission has concluded its observations of the cosmic microwave background, the oldest light in the universe. The spacecraft has not only given scientists their best look at this remnant glow, but also established the scientific model that describes the history and structure of the universe. "WMAP has opened a window into the earliest universe that we could scarcely imagine a generation ago," said Gary...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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