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Echoes of the Big Bang Put Theories in Tune

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Science  04 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5518, pp. 823
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5518.823a

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- On 29 April at a meeting here of the American Physical Society, three research groups measuring the cosmic background radiation announced that they had found theoretically predicted patterns that earlier surveys had missed. As a result, cosmologists are coming to a long-anticipated concord on a model of the early cosmos and the fraction of "ordinary" matter the universe contains.