A measurement of Ω from the North American test flight of boomerang

A. Melchiorri, P. A.R. Ade, P. De Bernardis, J. J. Bock, J. Borrill, A. Boscaleri, B. P. Crill, G. De Troia, P. Farese, P. G. Ferreira, K. Ganga, G. De Gasperis, M. Giacometti, V. V. Hristov, A. H. Jaffe, A. E. Lange, S. Masi, P. D. Mauskopf, L. Miglio, C. B. NetterfieldE. Pascale, F. Piacentini, G. Romeo, J. E. Ruhl, N. Vittorio

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Abstract

We use the angular power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background, measured during the North American test flight of the Boomerang experiment, to constrain the geometry of the universe. Within the class of cold dark matter models, we find that the overall fractional energy density of the universe Ω is constrained to be 0.85 ≤ Ω ≤ 1.25 at the 68% confidence level. Combined with the COBE measurement, the data on degree scales from the Microwave Anisotropy Telescope in Chile, and the high-redshift supernovae data, we obtain new constraints on the fractional matter density and the cosmological constant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L63-L66
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume536
Issue number2 PART 2
StatePublished - Jun 20 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Dark matter
  • Methods: Data analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Melchiorri, A., Ade, P. A. R., De Bernardis, P., Bock, J. J., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., Crill, B. P., De Troia, G., Farese, P., Ferreira, P. G., Ganga, K., De Gasperis, G., Giacometti, M., Hristov, V. V., Jaffe, A. H., Lange, A. E., Masi, S., Mauskopf, P. D., Miglio, L., ... Vittorio, N. (2000). A measurement of Ω from the North American test flight of boomerang. Astrophysical Journal, 536(2 PART 2), L63-L66.