CMB maximum temperature asymmetry axis: Alignment with other cosmic asymmetries

  title={CMB maximum temperature asymmetry axis: Alignment with other cosmic asymmetries},
  author={Antonio Mariano and Leandros Perivolaropoulos},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We use a global pixel based estimator to identify the axis of the residual Maximum Temperature Asymmetry (MTA) (after the dipole subtraction) of the WMAP 7 year Internal Linear Combination (ILC) CMB temperature sky map. The estimator is based on considering the temperature differences between opposite pixels in the sky at various angular resolutions (4 degrees-15 degrees and selecting the axis that maximizes this difference. We consider three large scale Healpix resolutions (N_{side}=16 (3.7… 

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