cosmic background radiation
noun Date: circa 1976 background radiation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cosmic background radiation — noun (cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin • Syn: ↑CBR, ↑cosmic microwave background radiation, ↑CMBR, ↑cosmic microwave… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cosmic Background Radiation —    Microwave radiation coming from all directions of the universe. It is the remnant, the Redshift glow, of the Big Bang. Also called CBR …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Cosmic Background Explorer — (COBE) General information NSSDC ID 1989 089A Organization NASA …   Wikipedia

  • Cosmic microwave background radiation — CMB and Cosmic background radiation redirect here. For other uses see CMB (disambiguation) and Cosmic background (disambiguation). Physical cosmology …   Wikipedia

  • Background radiation — This article is about ionizing radiation. For microwave background radiation from space, see Cosmic background radiation and cosmic background. Thermal radiation emitted by Earth is not considered in this category because it is not ionizing.… …   Wikipedia

  • Cosmic Background Explorer — ▪ United States satellite       U.S. satellite placed in Earth orbit in 1989 to map the “smoothness” of the cosmic background radiation (Cosmos) field and, by extension, to confirm the validity of the big bang (big bang model) theory of the… …   Universalium

  • cosmic microwave background radiation — noun (cosmology) the cooled remnant of the hot big bang that fills the entire universe and can be observed today with an average temperature of about 2.725 kelvin • Syn: ↑cosmic background radiation, ↑CBR, ↑CMBR, ↑cosmic microwave background,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • background radiation — noun Date: 1968 the microwave radiation pervading the universe that exhibits a corresponding blackbody temperature of 2.7 K and that is the principal evidence supporting the big bang theory called also cosmic background radiation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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