Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation: Definition & Overview


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The detection of the cosmic microwave background radiation is evidence for which of the following scientific theories?

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1. When Penzias and Wilson pointed their microwave detector in different directions, what happened?

2. Big Bang Theory tells us that the universe is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The cosmic microwave background radiation is an extremely important concept in fields concerned with the origins and future of the universe. This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of this concept, its discovery, and the implications of its discovery on current and future science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • What scientific theory is connected to cosmic microwave background radiation
  • Who discovered cosmic microwave background radiation and how
  • The importance of the black body curve concept

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cosmic microwave background radiation
  • Making connections - link your understanding of the concept of cosmic microwave background radiation with the original microwave detector test.
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe the Big Bang Theory and the black body curve

Additional Learning

To learn more about this concept, review the accompanying lesson called Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how this concept was discovered
  • See how scientists are using the discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation to answer questions about the universe
  • Explore new questions about the future of the universe