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
1.TO VIEW the 3D model, you must have a recent installation of JAVA active for your browser.
2.YOU MUST have to have an exception set in your Browser Security plug-ins Settings and JAVA System controls for the https://wmap.gfsc.nasa.org website.
3.You can see a larger presentation of the JAVA applet on the Mission Overview page.
Credit: NASA / WMAP Science Team
WMAP # 081007