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WMAP Seven-year Paper Figures

Figures from the Seven-Year WMAP papers in a form suitable for use in talks.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

Jarosik, et al.
Figures from the paper "Seven-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Data Processing, Sky Maps, and Basic Results" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Gold, et al.
Figures from the paper "Seven-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Data Processing, Galactic Foreground Emission" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Larson, et al.
Figures from the paper "Seven-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Data Processing, Power Spectra and WMAP Derived Parameters" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Bennett, et al.
Figures from the paper "Seven-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Data Processing, Are There Cosmic Microwave Background Anomalies" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Komatsu, et al.
Figures from the paper "Seven-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Data Processing, Cosmological Interpretation" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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Weiland, et al.
Figures from the paper "Seven-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) Observations: Data Processing, Planets and Celestial Calibration Sources" in a form suitable for use in talks. Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.
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WMAP Full-sky Temperature Maps

The images below represent full-sky maps of the cosmic microwave background anisotropy and foreground signal from our galaxy (in red). The 5 frequency maps are constructed from the differential time-ordered observations of the ten WMAP differencing assemblies. Galactic foreground is stongest in K band, weakest in V and W bands.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

K-Band K-Band Map (23 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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K-Band Ka-Band Map (33 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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Q-Band Q-Band Map (41 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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V-Band V-Band Map (61 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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W-Band W-Band Map (94 GHz)
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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WMAP CMB Power Spectra

Temperature and polarization power spectra derived from the WMAP Seven-year data. Data are represented as points, curves correspond to the best-fit LCDM model, and shaded regions delineate cosmic variance about the model.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

Power Spectra WMAP Seven-Year TT and TE Power Spectra
See Fig. 9 of Jarosik et al. (2010)
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Power Spectra WMAP Seven-Year TT Power Spectra
See Fig. 1 of Larson et al. (2010)
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WMAP Internal Linear Combination Map

The Internal Linear Combination Map is a weighted linear combination of the five WMAP frequency maps. The weights are computed using criteria which minimize the Galactic foreground contribution to the sky signal. The resultant map provides a low-contamination image of the CMB anisotropy.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

W-Band Internal Linear Combination Map
Galactic coordinates,
Mollweide projection
Linear scale from -200 to 200 uK
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WMAP Polarizing Pattern

The standard model predicts a specific linked pattern of temperature and polarization around hot and cold spots in the map. WMAP now sees the predicted pattern in the map, as shown in the figure.

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

W-Band WMAP Polarizing Pattern
WMAP has produced a visual demonstration that the polarization pattern around hot and cold spots follows the pattern expected in the standard model.
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Stacked Polarization Cold Spot

Please acknowledge the WMAP Science Team when using these images.

pol Stacked Polarization Cold Spot

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Stokes Q and U Sky Images

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Stokes Stokes Q and U Sky Images
Plots of the seven-year average Stokes Q and U maps in Galactic coordinates. All maps have been smoothed with a 2° FWHM Gaussian kernel.
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