Evolution of the cosmic microwave background

  title={Evolution of the cosmic microwave background},
  author={J. P. Zibin and A. Moss and D. Scott},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • J. P. Zibin, A. Moss, D. Scott
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • We discuss the time dependence and future of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) in the context of the standard cosmological model, in which we are now entering a state of endless accelerated expansion. The mean temperature will simply decrease until it reaches the effective temperature of the de Sitter vacuum, while the dipole will oscillate as the sun orbits the Galaxy. However, the higher CMB multipoles have a richer phenomenology. The CMB anisotropy power spectrum will for the most part… CONTINUE READING