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STARFIRE

(Spectroscopic Terahertz Airborne Receiver for Far-infrared Exploration)
(planned balloon-borne 2.5m telescope and spectroscope)

STARFIRE (for Spectroscopic Terahertz Airborne Receiver for Far-infrared Exploration) is a planned balloon-born 2.5m telescope and imaging spectrometer aimed at intensity mapping [CII] and NII. NASA has funded a study of the concept.


(telescope,spectroscope,far infrared,airborne,plan,NASA)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.09066
https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/conferences/FIR/posters/Aguirre_STARFIRE.pdf
https://news.upenn.edu/news/penn-led-project-investigating-history-universe-receives-700000-nasa-grant
https://techport.nasa.gov/view/90951
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
240μm1.3THz5.2meVbeginSTARFIRE
420μm714GHz3.0meVendSTARFIRE
RedshiftParsecs
/Distance
Lightyears
/Lookback Years
  
.51.65Gpc5.37GlynearestSTARFIRE
1.53.10Gpc10.12GlyfurthestSTARFIRE

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