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What Have the Romans has the CMB ever done for us?
Charles Lawrence
Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA
Douglas Scott
University of British Columbia
Martin White
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Published in PASP 111(1995)525


The COBE satellite, and the DMR experiment in particular, was extraordinarily successful. However, the DMR results were announced about 7 years ago, during which time a great deal more has been learned about anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). We assess the current state of knowledge, and discuss where we might be going. The CMB experiments currently being designed and built, including long-duration balloons, interferometers, and two space missions, promise to address several fundamental cosmological issues. We present our evaluation of what we already know, what we are beginning to learn now, and what the future may bring.

All right. But apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system, and public health ...What have the Romans ever done for us?
Reg, spokesman for the People's Front of Judea

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