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Science  31 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5573, pp. 1588-1589
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5573.1588

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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA-- The data were so hot that bootlegged versions had been circulating for months. Even so, their official release here on 23 May has set cosmologists abuzz. The measurements, taken by the Cosmic Background Imager, a telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile, give scientists their sharpest view yet of the infant universe.