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2011-Jul-03, 02:41 PM
Cosmic ĎAxis of Evilí

Astronomers Reveal a Cosmic 'Axis of Evil'

They can get any two of three to correlate, but not all three at once.

2011-Jul-05, 12:43 PM
borman. Interesting. I'll search for the paper. Recently, Marc Kamionkowski, Caltech cosmologist gave a talk at MIT that I happened to catch. For the first time in ~25 years, I waited post-talk to query the speaker... about the observed ~ 10% hemispherical power asymmetry in WMAP readings...a puzzle. As usual, I'm thinking that the BB was slightly asymmetrical with a parity effect showing, yielding an axial symmetry but a polar asymmetry which eventually manifests itself in the observed power spectrum. He liked the idea...this makes it even more likeable. pete


2011-Jul-05, 07:21 PM
Astronomers are puzzled by the announcement that the masses of the largest objects in the Universe appear to depend on which method is used to weigh them.

Well yes. If you use a different methodology on such an indirect measurement, you'll likely get a different result.