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NSF Funds South Pole Microwave Telescope

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Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1457-1459
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1457

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Cosmologists will soon look at the sky in a new way. The U.S. National Science Foundation has agreed to fund a $17 million microwave telescope at the South Pole that offers a novel approach to mapping the distribution of matter in the universe.