Imagine the Universe!

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This animation shows an artist's concept of WMAP collecting data. It then zooms out to show the WMAP "baby picture" of the universe, with all the temperature differences shown by different colors in the oldest light in the unverse. It then zooms in on the clumps to show them forming all the matter in the universe as gravity causes them to condense.

Imagine the Universe is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Imagine Team
Acting Project Leader: Dr. Barbara Mattson
All material on this site has been created and updated between 1997-2012.

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