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Cosmological black-body radiation represents the major relic of our cosmological history. Its homogeneity as well as isotropy seem to be in contradiction with the Cosmological Standard Model, but this problem is solved by the inflationary concept. On the other hand, the absence of any deviation from these symmetry properties, in spite of the intense observational activity devoted in this direction with an ever increasing sensitivity, leads to a major challenge to our understanding of the emergence of structure in the universe. The latter represents undoubtedly the most perfect black-body in nature, and it is precisely this perfection which renders the knowledge of its history so problematical.

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Authors: GUNZIG E, Place Rik Wouters 7, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13891 FR (1992) 257 pp., FS, ECU 21.25
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-3329-2
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