During a relatively non-technical astronomy seminar the other day, the speaker displayed the famous WMAP full-sky image as an aid to describing what the CMB is, the scale of its fluctuations, etc. ...
Are there any programs or codes widely used for computing spherical multipole expansion, especially for CMB?
I have data of coordinates and values of a part of sky, and I'm supposed to calculate multipole expansion, change some components between some $\ell$s, and finally calculate back to values. The ...
The data from the Planck probe's observations are in, and according to the European Space Agency they show a "hemispheric asymmetry in the cosmic microwave background (CMB)". Quote: an asymmetry ...
How/why can the cosmic background radiation measurements tell us anything about the curvature of the universe?
So I've read the Wikipedia articles on WMAP and CMB in an attempt to try to understand how scientists are able to deduce the curvature of the universe from the measurements of the CMB. The Wiki ...
I know that the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR) is the leftover radiation from the "surface of last scattering". However, at every instant the surface is changing (at the rate of flow ...