# Dodecahedral space topology as an explanation for weak wide-angle temperature correlations in the cosmic microwave background

@article{Luminet2003DodecahedralST, title={Dodecahedral space topology as an explanation for weak wide-angle temperature correlations in the cosmic microwave background}, author={Jean-Pierre Luminet and Jeffrey R. Weeks and Alain Riazuelo and Roland Lehoucq and Jean-Philippe Uzan}, journal={Nature}, year={2003}, volume={425}, pages={593-595} }

The current ‘standard model’ of cosmology posits an infinite flat universe forever expanding under the pressure of dark energy. First-year data from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) confirm this model to spectacular precision on all but the largest scales. Temperature correlations across the microwave sky match expectations on angular scales narrower than 60° but, contrary to predictions, vanish on scales wider than 60°. Several explanations have been proposed. One natural…

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