Detection of a supervoid aligned with the cold spot of the cosmic microwave background
What is the cosmic microwave background radiation? - Scientific American
On June 30 2001 the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) spacecraft launched on a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral. The probe measured small fluctuations in the temperature of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and created the most accurate full-sky map of the CMB. [2033 x 3000]
Ask Ethan #88: Where is the Cosmic Microwave Background?
Astronomers have released a new "baby picture" of the universe. The all-sky image draws on nine years' worth of data from a now-retired spacecraft dubbed the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP).