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Session 71 - Space Astronomy in the Next Millennium.
Display session, Wednesday, January 17
North Banquet Hall, Convention Center
The Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) is a Mission Concept, approved for study by NASA, to map Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies at sub-degree angular resolution. Detailed measurements of the anisotropies on this angular scale will provide a wealth of information about the physics of the early universe, beyond that already probed by COBE. MAP is also currently under consideration by NASA as a potential Mid-Class Explorer (MIDEX) mission. We present an overview of the current MAP mission concept, including the mission science, technical implementation, and data analysis approach.
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