The shape of the universe
Key, Joey Shapiro Department of Physics, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, Brownsville, Texas.
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What is the shape of space? While this question may have once seemed more philosophical than scientific, modern cosmology has the chance to answer it using the oldest observable light in the universe, the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has made a detailed map of the CMB sky that has been used to provide answers to many age-old questions about the nature of the universe.
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