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Chalnoth
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Jan11-12, 12:45 AM
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The source of cosmic background radiation

Quote Quote by Lesnick View Post
If one views images of the distribution of background radiation in detail it appears to be filimetary in nature.
No, it's not filimentary at all. And it's even worse for this view than a naive glance at the picture Nabeshin posted would imply: that image is not the temperature, but the difference in temperature from the average. The average temperature is 2.7K. Those little differences are 100,000 times smaller than the average. The CMB isn't filimentary: it's extremely uniform.