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Review of CMB Discovery
CMB Temperature & Polarization

With the 7-year results, WMAP has produced a visual demonstration that the polarization pattern around hot and cold spots follows the pattern expected in the standard model.

The standard model predicts a specific linked pattern of temperature and polarization around hot and cold spots in the map. WMAP now sees the predicted pattern in the map, as shown in the figure.

Credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team

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