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An almost perfect Universe: the Planck 2013 release (II)

In today’s astrobite, we continue our overview of the papers from the Planck 2013 release. This time, we review papers XVII and XXIII, which discuss weak gravitational lensing of the Cosmic Microwave Background, and the isotropy of the Universe at the time this background radiation was emitted.

Is God right-handed? Spiral galaxies’ rotation and isotropy

Title: Handedness asymmetry of spiral galaxies with z<0.3 shows cosmic parity violation and a dipole axis Authors: L. Shamir First Author’s Institution: Lawrence Technological University A cherished principle of cosmology is isotropy—that things look the same whatever direction you look.  The cosmic microwave background, radiation left over from 300,000 years after the Big Bang, is […]

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