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In this lesson, students explore the cosmic microwave background to understand why it permeates the universe and why it peaks as microwave radiation. Students should be able to explain that the origin of the background radiation is the uniform thermal radiation of the big bang and that the radiation produced was evenly distributed around the small early universe, causing it to permeate today's universe. This activity is part of the Cosmic Times teachers guide and is intended to be used in conjunction with the 1965 Cosmic Times Poster.

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    Space Science,High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123706092T,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Origins and evolution of the universe,Physical sciences:Light and optics,High School,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Astrophysics,Physics,NSDL

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    English

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