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WMAPWilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (NASA)
WMAPWestern Mining Action Project (Colorado)
WMAPWisconsin Medical Assistance Program
WMAPWeighted Map
WMAPWatershed Management Action Plan (Lower Putah Creek Watershed Portal; California)
WMAPWaste Minimization Award Program
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First year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: temperature-polarization correlation.
After analysing seven years' worth of data from NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite and calculating the change in temperature variance within progressively larger rings around more than 10,000 points in the microwave sky, Gurzadyan identified a number of rings within the WMAP data that had a temperature variance that was markedly lower than that of the surrounding sky.
Astronomers have released new information about the universe's origin and contents from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP).
Since COBE's 4-year mission, scientists have used other spacecraft, such as NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), to refine the microwave-background measurements and thereby gauge specific properties of the universe, such as its age and composition, with unprecedented accuracy (SN: 2/15/2003, p.
Each circle has a lower-than-average variation in temperature, which is just what he and Gurzadyan found when they analysed data from NASA's orbiting Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, which scanned the entire sky for nine years.
In 2001 NASA launched the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), with 35 times better angular resolution than LOBE.
His team used the first 3 years of data gathered by NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, which is examining the cosmic microwave background, the latent glow left over from the first moments of the universe.
According to a report in National Geographic News, the estimate was made using latest data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), a satellite launched in 2001 that has been mapping what's known as the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Data and images collected by satellites such as the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and the Cosmic Background Explorer have enabled scientists to zero in on what happened just 380,000 years after the Big Bang.
Astronomers recently obtained their best look at it yet from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellite.
The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and recently launched Herschel and Plank have contributed a lot to the study of the universe.
He began the cosmic-symphony project 18 months ago, when he was asked to give a public lecture on new findings from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, a NASA satellite that cosmologists have used to determine the age of the universe and the time when the first stars started to shine (SN: 2/15/03, p.