|AST 307 · Introductory Astronomy
Chapter 27 Dec. 1-5
- How was the microwave background radiation emitted?
Why does it have the spectrum it does, with a peak wavelength
near 1 mm?
- Describe the nuclear reactions which occurred during the first
few minutes after the big bang. What elements were made then?
What do the abundances of these elements tell us about the
- Describe the problems that the theory of cosmic inflation tries
to explain. Try to explain how it solves these problems.
- Describe the evidence that there is dark matter and vacuum
(or dark) energy throughout the Universe.