We present measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) power spectrum made by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope at 148GHz and 218GHz, as well as the cross-frequency spectrum between the two channels. Our results clearly show the second through the seventh acoustic peaks in the CMB power spectrum. The measurements of these higher-order peaks provide an additional test of the ΛCDM cosmological model. At ℓ>3000, we detect power in excess of the primary anisotropy spectrum of the CMB. At lower multipoles 500 < ℓ < 3000, we find evidence for gravitational lensing of the CMB in the power spectrum at the 2.8σ level. We also detect a low level of Galactic dust in our maps, which demonstrates that we can recover known faint, diffuse signals.
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- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science
- color figures
- cosmic background radiation cosmology
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