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November 6, 2002

Is it Live, or is it Memorex?

Pursuant to a thread in sci.astro.research Ted Bunn has posted three CMBR sky maps.

Two are computer-generated noise. One is actual raw COBE data. Can you tell which is which?

Posted by distler at November 6, 2002 8:39 AM

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Obviously the third looks different. Does anybody hold a different view?

Posted by: Volker Braun on November 6, 2002 10:29 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Nope. It’s the third one.

Posted by: Aaron on November 6, 2002 11:56 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Sorry guys! That one was too easy.

Bunn redid it, correcting a trvial mistake (subtract the monopole and dipole components AFTER doing the galaxy cut!) and the real COBE data is a bit harder to spot now.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on November 10, 2002 10:26 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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