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Frame from a simulation of the early universe
Early Universe CMB Simulation

A simulation of a 10 degree patch of the sky as it would have appeared between 100 years and 378,000 years after the big bang, if the plasma were transparent at that time. Note the "burring" or silk damping effect as the universe ages. This simulation was generated by members of the WMAP science team at Princeton University in 2000, so the latest findings are not represented in this animation.

Credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team

Duration: 15.0 seconds

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