Extracting primordial density fluctuations

Eric Gawiser, Joseph Silk

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Abstract

The combination of detections of anisotropy in cosmic microwave background radiation and observations of the large-scale distribution of galaxies probes the primordial density fluctuations of the universe on spatial scales varying by three orders of magnitude. These data are found to be inconsistent with the predictions of several popular cosmological models. Agreement between the data and the cold + hot dark matter model, however, suggests that a significant fraction of the matter in the universe may consist of massive neutrinos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1405-1411
Number of pages7
JournalScience
Volume280
Issue number5368
DOIs
StatePublished - May 29 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

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