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Author Archives: Jon Gudmundsson
Photos from the past
Working on SPIDER for the last 6 years has allowed for some nice photo opportunities. Here, I look back at some of the more memorable photos from the the years past.
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Closing up SPIDER
SPIDER is a balloon-borne instrument that will be launched in December and will fly above Antarctica, its telescopes and cameras turned toward the skies to observe the faint signatures left over from the Big Bang. SPIDER’s telescopes need to operate … Continue reading
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SPIDER Arrives on the Ice
The SPIDER flight cryostat (Theo) has arrived at McMurdo station. Mr. Shrinkwrap appears to have done a great job (see photos below). The first wave of scientists departs from the U.S. this coming Thursday. Excitement is building!
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