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The Sciences

Cosmic Variance?

Cosmic VarianceBy Risa WechslerAugust 26, 2005 4:28 PM

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Douglas Scott wants to know: what's the etymology of the term "cosmic variance"? Since our web presence has made it harder to find out, and the OED offers no clues, I thought I would pose the question to you. Any one know when/where/by whom it was first used?

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