CMB anomalies

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When cosmologists talk of the "axis of evil" are they referring to the hemispheric power asymmetry or is that considered a different anomaly?
 

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Different. The "axis of evil" is an apparent alignment of the quadrupole and octupole modes with the ecliptic plane.
 

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