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The KID far infrared detector achieves the highest possible sensitivity

The KID far infrared detector achieves the highest possible sensitivity

Andromeda galaxy in the far infrared. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Schulz Astronomy has a blind spot in far infrared radiation compared to most other wavelengths. A far infrared space telescope can only use its full sensitivity with an actively cooled mirror at temperatures below 4 Kelvin (-269℃). Such a telescope does not yet exist, which is why …

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The KID far infrared detector achieves the highest possible sensitivity

The KID far infrared detector achieves the highest possible sensitivity

Andromeda galaxy in the far infrared. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Schulz Astronomy has a blind spot in far infrared radiation compared to most other wavelengths. A far infrared space telescope can only use its full sensitivity with an actively cooled mirror at temperatures below 4 Kelvin (-269℃). Such a telescope does not yet exist, which is why …

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