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Cold dark matter and degree-scale cosmic microwave background anisotropy statistics after COBEWe conduct a Monte Carlo simulation of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy in the UCSB South Pole 1991 degree-scale experiment. We examine cold dark matter cosmology with large-scale structure seeded by the Harrison-Zel'dovich hierarchy of Gaussian-distributed primordial inhomogeneities normalized to the COBE-DMR measurement of large-angle CMB anisotropy. We find it statistically implausible (in the sense of low cumulative probability F lower than 5 percent, of not measuring a cosmological delta-T/T signal) that the degree-scale cosmological CMB anisotropy predicted in such models could have escaped a detection at the level of sensitivity achieved in the South Pole 1991 experiment.
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Document Type
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Gorski, Krzysztof M.
(Universities Space Research Association; NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Stompor, Radoslaw
(Polish Academy of Sciences, Astronomical Center Warsaw, Poland)
Juszkiewicz, Roman
(CNRS, Inst. d'Astrophysique, Paris, France; Polish Academy of Sciences, Astronomical Center Warsow, Poland; Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
June 10, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters
Volume: 410
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0004-637X
Subject Category
Space Radiation
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