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The largest angular scale temperature fluctuations (beyond angular scales of 60°) in the WMAP results are weaker than what a flat, spatially infinite universe model would predict. This property in the WMAP results would be well explained, however, by spatially finite universe models either in the shape of a higher dimensional donut (a 3-torus) or a dodecahedron. Such spatially finite universe models also predict some duplicate temperature fluctuation features would show up at smaller angular scales. An analysis of the WMAP data, however, fails to confirm such features. The next round of WMAP results may determine which of the competing big bang models is correct. In any event, the WMAP results for supernatural design in the cosmic density parameters still stands.
Jean-Pierre Luminet, et al, “Dodecahedral Space Topology as an Explanation for Weak-Angle Temperature Correlations in the Cosmic Microwave Background,” Nature, 425 (2003), pp. 593-595
George F. R. Ellis, “The Shape of the Universe,” Nature, 425 (2003), pp. 566-567
Charles Seife, “Polyhedral Model Gives the Universe an Unexpected Twist,” Science, 302 (2003), p. 209
Neil J. Cornish, et al, “Constraining the Topology of the Universe,” astro-ph/0310233, submitted to Physical Review Letters, 2003.
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