Weak uniform microwave radiation that is detectable in nearly every direction of the sky. It is believed to be evidence of the Big Bang.
- Because of its near-perfect isotropy on the sky, the cosmic microwave background provides some evidence in favour of the Cosmological Principle.
- The experimental detection of the cosmic microwave background was one of the great triumphs of the Big Bang theory.
- In the past half century radio astronomers discovered remarkable things, including pulsars, quasars, molecules in space, and the cosmic microwave background, the first evidence in support of the big bang itself.
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Syllabification: mi·cro·wave back·ground
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