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WMAP Bolsters Case for Cosmic Inflation

The cosmic microwave background (CMB) is leftover radiation from the Big Bang redshifted (stretched), by the universe's expansion, into the microwave region of the spectrum. In this image NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) records minuscule temperature differences in the CMB as different colors. The hotter and cooler spots evolved…

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Jupiter's New Red Spot

Both the Great Red Spot and the new 'Red Spot Junior' (the formerly white oval known as BA) are recorded in this exquisite webcam image taken by Christopher Go on February 27, 2006, at 19:37 UT. North is up. Click on the image to view a larger version.Photo by Christopher…