MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy on Angular Scales of 10'-5°

  title={MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy on Angular Scales of 10'-5°},
  author={Shaul Hanany and Peter A. R. Ade and Amedeo Balbi and James J. Bock and Julian Borrill and Andrea Boscaleri and Paolo de Bernardis and Pedro G. Ferreira and Viktor V. Hristov and Andrew H. Jaffe and Andrew E. Lange and A. T. Lee and P. D. Mauskopf and Calvin Barth Netterfield and S. Peng Oh and Enzo Pascale and Bahman Rabii and Paul L. Richards and George F. Smoot and Radek Stompor and Celeste D. Winant and J. Wu},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  pages={L5 - L9}
  • S. Hanany, P. Ade, J. Wu
  • Published 8 May 2000
  • Physics, Geology
  • The Astrophysical Journal Letters
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