A paper just came out this month that makes it more certain that the Cosmic Microwave map will have to be revised, with even less quadrupole and octopole power. http://www.arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0508047/ On the large-angle anomalies of the microwave sky I opened a thread on this paper in the Astronomy section https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=86191 where it may be of general interest, since the Standard Model of cosmology will have to be made over if there is substantial revision of the CMB map. (that thread has reference to earlier papers about this by the same people, the issue has been around for a couple of years) what I want to know in this thread is if anyone has some idea as to the impact on quantum gravity. or even just explain some basics to us. According to some work by Bojowald, and by Singh (I think also perhaps Maartens, Tsujikawa) Loop Quantum Cosmology is near the point of being able to predict some LQG signature to be looked for in the CMB. This because the LQG big bang and the LQG inflation picture is slightly different from classical. Parampreet Singh gave a series of seminar talks on this at Penn State that is online and that I listened to the first two of. So if the CMB map is going to be radically revised, what happens to the LQG signature that people like Parampreet Singh were hoping to find in the CMB map? Do they have the rug pulled out from under? That depends on a lot of stuff I dont know. Does anybody else know something about this? If he is the only person who understands the situation, maybe we should write to Parampreet.