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The E and B Experiment

Index The E and B Experiment

The E and B Experiment (EBEX) will measure the cosmic microwave background radiation of a part of the sky during two sub-orbital (high-altitude) balloon flights. [1]

20 relations: Antarctica, Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility, Cosmic microwave background, Dallas, High-altitude balloon, Hutchins, Texas, List of cosmic microwave background experiments, Magnetic bearing, McMurdo Station, North America, Observational cosmology, Palestine, Texas, Polar vortex, South Pole, SPIE, SQUID, Transition-edge sensor, University of Minnesota, Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, Williams Field.

Antarctica

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.

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Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility

The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) (established in 1961, formerly known as the National Scientific Balloon Facility (NSBF)) is a NASA facility responsible for providing launch, tracking and control, airspace coordination, telemetry and command systems, and recovery services for unmanned high-altitude balloons.

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Cosmic microwave background

The cosmic microwave background (CMB, CMBR) is electromagnetic radiation as a remnant from an early stage of the universe in Big Bang cosmology.

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Dallas

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.

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High-altitude balloon

High-altitude balloons are manned or unmanned balloons, usually filled with helium or hydrogen and rarely methane, that are released into the stratosphere, generally attaining between.

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Hutchins, Texas

Hutchins is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States.

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List of cosmic microwave background experiments

This list is a compilation of experiments measuring the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation anisotropies and polarization since the first detection of the CMB by Penzias and Wilson in 1964.

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Magnetic bearing

A magnetic bearing is a type of bearing that supports a load using magnetic levitation.

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McMurdo Station

The McMurdo Station is a United States Antarctic research center on the south tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand-claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Observational cosmology

Observational cosmology is the study of the structure, the evolution and the origin of the universe through observation, using instruments such as telescopes and cosmic ray detectors.

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Palestine, Texas

Palestine is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County, eastern Texas, in the United States.

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Polar vortex

A polar vortex is an upper level low-pressure area lying near the Earth's poles.

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South Pole

The South Pole, also known as the Geographic South Pole or Terrestrial South Pole, is one of the two points where the Earth's axis of rotation intersects its surface.

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SPIE

SPIE is an international not-for-profit professional society for optics and photonics technology, founded in 1955.

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SQUID

A SQUID (for superconducting quantum interference device) is a very sensitive magnetometer used to measure extremely subtle magnetic fields, based on superconducting loops containing Josephson junctions.

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Transition-edge sensor

A transition-edge sensor or TES is a type of cryogenic energy sensor or cryogenic particle detector that exploits the strongly temperature-dependent resistance of the superconducting phase transition.

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University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (often referred to as the University of Minnesota, Minnesota, the U of M, UMN, or simply the U) is a public research university in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe

The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), originally known as the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP), was a spacecraft operating from 2001 to 2010 which measured temperature differences across the sky in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) – the radiant heat remaining from the Big Bang.

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Williams Field

Williams Field or Willy Field is a United States Antarctic Program airfield in Antarctica.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_E_and_B_Experiment

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