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NASA’s new Cosmic Mapmaker test chamber makes a dramatic entrance

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NASA’s new Cosmic Mapmaker test chamber makes a dramatic entrance

In Science and Space: The SPHEREx mission creates a 3D map of the entire sky. Its state-of-the-art equipment requires a custom-built chamber to ensure it is ready for use in space.

After three years of design and construction, a month-long boat trip across the Pacific, and a 30-tonne crane lift, a custom-designed test chamber for NASA’s upcoming SPHEREx mission is finally at its destination. Arrived at his Cahill Center for Astronomy at Caltech. Astrophysics in Pasadena.

Using this dynamic chart, scientists can answer questions about what happened immediately after the Big Bang, the proliferation of life-supporting molecules like water ice in the planet-forming regions of galaxies, and the formation and evolution of galaxies throughout the universe. increase. life.

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