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Lopsided universe demands different explanation

Analysis of radiation left over from the Big Bang point to a possible new type of field in early universe

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6:57pm, December 23, 2008

For a group of scientists who profess to love the symmetries in nature, cosmologists and astronomers spend an awful lot of time looking for and analyzing imbalances in the cosmic architecture.

A new study, reported in the Dec. 16 Physical Review Letters, seeks to explain why half of the sky appears to have larger deviations from the average temperature of the radiation in the cosmic microwave background,

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