(fwd) WMAP results

Andrzej Marecki amr w astro.uni.torun.pl
Wto, 18 Lut 2003, 14:36:13 CET

> Why spoil the analysis of a beautiful data set by saying the wrong
> statement
> "The Universe is flat"
> when the correct statement is that
> "the *observable* Universe is *approximately* flat"
> ? The WMAP data do not change this situation, though 1sigma = +- 0.02
> gives 3 sigma +- 0.06 which means that the curvature radius is at
> least 12 h^-1 Gpc instead of 9.5h^-1Gpc (for +- 0.1) in comoving units
> at 3sigma.  It's still like saying the Earth is flat because Africa
> is flat. Well, the Earth *is* (nearly) flat.

This is, indeed, further discussed in "WMAP results" thread on
sci.astro.research. (Some postings are lengthy so - at least for this reason
- I'm not going to re-post them here - just read sci.astro.research
yourself. ;-)


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