A cold cosmic mystery solved

April 20, 2015 8:27 PM

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A cold cosmic mystery solved

A team of astronomers may have found an explanation for the existence of the Cold Spot, a larger-than-expected cold area of the sky.

In 2004, astronomers examining a map of the radiation left over from the Big Bang — the cosmic microwave background (CMB) — discovered the Cold Spot, a larger-than-expected unusually cold area of the sky. The physics surrounding the Big Bang theory predicts warmer and cooler spots of various sizes i...

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