Indications about the Shape of the Universe from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe Data

Ralf Aurich, Sven Lustig, Frank Steiner, Holger L Then

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Abstract

It is shown that the recent observations of NASA's Explorer mission,“Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe,” hint that ourUniverse may possess a non-trivial topology. As an example we discuss the Picard space which is stretched out into an infinitely long horn butwith finite volume.
Original languageEnglish
Article number021301
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume94
Issue number2
Early online date18 Jan 2005
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Observational cosmology
  • Background radiations
  • Mathematical and relativistic aspects of cosmology

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