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Title: Large-Angle Anomalies in the CMB

We review the recently found large-scale anomalies in the maps of temperature anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background. These include alignments of the largest modes of CMB anisotropy with each other and with geometry and direction of motion of the solar ssystem, and the unusually low power at these largest scales. We discuss these findings in relation to expectation from standard inflationary cosmology, their statistical significance, the tools to study them, and the various attempts to explain them.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. CERCA, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7079, USA
  2. Department of Physics, University of Michigan, 450 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040, USA
  3. Fakultät für Physik, Universität Bielefeld, Postfach 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
  4. CERCA/ISO, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7079, USA
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1198324
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Advances in Astronomy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2010; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-11 14:03:15; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7969
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
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Language:
English