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What’s So Cosmic About This Cosmic Microwave Background?

In 1964, In NJ, two astronomers, Penzias and Wilson, who were interested in measuring radiation in outer space, discovered the cosmic microwave background while experimenting with a 6m horn antenna. This is usually referred to as an accidental discovery, because they were not specifically searching for the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). At the same time Robert Dicke at Princeton had developed a theory that such radiation should exist as a […]

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