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I CMB anomalies

  1. Apr 16, 2016 #1
    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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  3. Apr 16, 2016 #2

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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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