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The BOOMERANG experiment

Lange, A., Bernardis, P., Petris, M., Masi, S., Melchiorri, F., Aquilini, E., Martinis, L., Scaramuzzi, F., Melchiorri, B., Boscaleri, A., Romeo, G., Bock, J., Chen, Z., Devlin, M., Gervasi, M., Hristov, V., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Osgood, D., Richards, P., Ade, Peter A. R. and Griffin, Matthew Joseph 1995. The BOOMERANG experiment. Space Science Reviews 74 (1-2) , pp. 145-150. 10.1007/BF00751263

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Abstract

The BOOMERANG (Balloon Observations Of Millimetric Extragalactic RAdiation aNd Geophysics) experiment is an international effort to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropy on angular scales of 20 to 4°, with unprecedented sensitivity, sky and spectral coverage. The telescope will be flown from Antarctica by NASA-NSBF with a long duration stratospheric balloon (7–14 days), and is presently scheduled for flight in 1995–1996. The experiment is designed to produce an image of the Cosmic Microwave Background with high sensitivity and large sky coverage. These data will tightly constrain the baryon density, the reionization history, and the formation of large-scale structure in the universe. BOOMERANG will test technologies and return science data that are essential to the design of a future space-borne mission to map CMB anisotropy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0038-6308
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:00
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/7392

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