The Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) Mission

@article{Bennett2008TheMA,
  title={The Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP) Mission},
  author={Charles L. Bennett and Monica Bay and Mark Halpern and Gary F. Hinshaw and Cliffton E. Jackson and Norman Jarosik and Alan Kogut and Michele Limon and Stephan S. Meyer and Lyman A. Page and David N. Spergel and Gregory S. Tucker and David Todd Wilkinson and Edward J. Wollack and Edward L. Wright},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={583},
  pages={1 - 23}
}
The purpose of the MAP mission is to determine the geometry, content, and evolution of the universe via a 13 arc-min full-width-half-max (FWHM) resolution full sky map of the temperature anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation with uncorrelated pixel noise, minimal systematic errors, multifrequency observations, and accurate calibration. These attributes were key factors in the success of NASA’s Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) mission, which made a 7Æ FWHM resolution full sky… 

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