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Fine-scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background in a universe dominated by cold dark matter
Vittorio, N.; Silk, J.
AA(California, University, Berkeley, CA; Roma, Università, Rome, Italy), AB(California, University, Berkeley, CA)
Astrophysical Journal, Part 2 - Letters to the Editor (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 285, Oct. 15, 1984, p. L39-L43. NATO-supported research. (ApJL Homepage)
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Space Radiation
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Background Radiation, Big Bang Cosmology, Dark Matter, Mass To Light Ratios, Relic Radiation, Weak Interactions (Field Theory), Anisotropy, Brightness Temperature, Density Distribution, Galactic Evolution, Hubble Constant, Microwaves
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The fine-scale anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation has been studied in cosmological models with a scale-invariant primordial adiabatic density fluctuation spectrum dominated by cold, weakly interacting particles. Normalization of the present fluctuation spectrum to the observed galaxy distribution results in excessive temperature anisotropy when compared to a recent upper limit on 4.5 arcmin unless the density parameter exceeds 0.4. When this result is combined with the requirement that the universe be at least 13 billion years old, it is found that if the cosmological constant is zero, then the density parameter is between roughly 0.4 and 1 and the Hubble constant is between roughly 60 km/s/Mpc and 50 km/s/Mpc.

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