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October 30, 2017: Summer team begins arriving at the South Pole

 

 

South Pole, February 19, 2007: 2007 winter-overs Steve Padin (left), and Zak Staniszewski (center) with John Carlstrom (right), Principal Investigator of the SPT.   

Photo Credit: Bradford Benson.



 

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November, 2017: SPT-3G camera upgrade begins.

Scientists working on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) project have made the long-journey to Antarctica to begin work on the SPT-3G camera. The goal for this summer season is to bring the SPT-3G camera up to full sensitivity following its initial installation in Jan 2017. The upgraded camera will have more than 10x more detectors than its predecessor, SPTpol, and will be used to make an ultra-sensitive map of CMB polarization across 2500 sq. degrees.

 
 
  The South Pole Telescope is funded through the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Science. NSF DOE

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