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WMAP 3D Model

The WMAP instrument consists of a set of passively cooled microwave radiometers (connected to radiator panels with metal straps) with 1.4 x 1.6 meter diameter primary reflectors to provide the desired angular resolution. Measuring the temperature of the microwave sky to an accuracy of one millionth of a degree requires careful attention to possible sources of systematic errors

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Credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team

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