Published in Phys.Rept. 333, 245-267, (2000).
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Abstract. We summarize the theoretical and observational status of the study of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation. Its thermodynamic spectrum is a robust prediction of the Hot Big Bang cosmology and has been confirmed observationally. There are now 76 observations of Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropy, which we present in a table with references. We discuss the theoretical origins of these anisotropies and explain the standard jargon associated with their observation.
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1 current address: Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92037 Back.