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Il Nuovo Cimento C

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 993–1011 | Cite as

TheARGO project: Scientific targets, first results and future perspectives

  • P. De Bernardis
  • A. De Luca
  • M. De Petris
  • M. Epifani
  • M. Gervasi
  • R. Maoli
  • S. Masi
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Summary

The ARGO program consists of a balloon-borne mm and sub-mm telescope, devoted to the observation of diffuse radiation in the wavelength range between 2 mm and 300 μm, at angular scales between 10′ and 5°. We review here the impact of such observations in different fields ranging from Atmospheric Physics to Cosmology. We also quote the results obtained from ARGO’s first flight in 1989, and we describe the improved version of ARGO we are currently developing.

PACS

98.70.Vc Background radiation 

PACS

95.85.Gn Astronomical observations, far infrared 

PACS

95.55 Astronomical and space-research instrumentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. De Bernardis
    • 1
  • A. De Luca
    • 1
  • M. De Petris
    • 1
  • M. Epifani
    • 1
  • M. Gervasi
    • 1
  • R. Maoli
    • 1
  • S. Masi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità «La Sapienza»RomaItalia

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