The World Around Us

An all-sky picture, based on WMAP data showing the considerable uniformity of the cosmic microwave background.

An all-sky picture, based on WMAP data, with the radiation from our galaxy removed. This shows the considerable uniformity of the cosmic microwave background. The interpretation of the colour variations (temperature) by NASA as the seeds of galaxies, is questioned by many scientists.

Credit: NASA/WMAP Science Team.