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COSMOSOMAS

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Upkeep of the COSMOSOMAS experiment. This instrument works with fossil radiation arriving in the form of microwaves, a kind of light that the human eye cannot see but which is present throughout the Universe. It is currently being adjusted to achieve consistent data quality and improve installation security.

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Description

The COSMOSOMAS experiment has been running for several years at the Observatorio del Teide. Since 2003 work on COSMOSOMAS has been upgraded from the usual maintenance functions to a programme of improvements as a result of renewed scientific interest in these observations. The improvements largely consist of tuning to achieve reliable data quality and improving security at the installations.

Completed at 2008.

Principal Investigator: Rafael Rebolo

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