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BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) is an experiment designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) to unprecedented precision.
BICEP Array is the fourth stage of the BICEP2/Keck/BICEP3
BICEP2 / Keck Array
BICEP2 and Keck Array follow BICEP and probe more deeply in the polarization of the CMB.
BICEP3 will provide the most sensitive map of the CMB & polarized foregrounds at 95 GHz at the spatial scales where the imprint of primordial Inflation may be found. It is supported by The Office of the Chief Scientist & Chief Technologist.
Near-infrared extragalactic background experiment
Cluster Lensing And Supernova Survey with Hubble (CLASH) - An Innovative Survey to Place New Constraints on the Fundamental Components of the Cosmos using the Hubble Space Telescope
Euclid is a mission designed to study "dark energy", the hypothesized cause of the Universe's accelerated expansion. I am a member of the NASA-funded Euclid Science Team.
The Herschel Space Observatory was a space-based telescope that studied the Universe in the light of the far-infrared and submillimeter portions of the spectrum.
Juno is in 53-day polar orbits, observing Jupiter in order to understand the planet's gross size and structural properties, as well as measuring its atmospheric composition, temperature and deep wind profiles.
MIRO (Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter) is a scientific instrument on the ROSETTA Spacecraft.
Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is a NASA observatory designed to unravel the secrets of dark energy and dark matter, search for and image exoplanets, and explore many topics in infrared astrophysics.
NuSTAR, launched in June 2012, is a pathfinder mission that has opened the high energy X-ray sky to sensitive study for the first time.
OMEGA Explorer
Using strong lensing to study the nature of Dark Matter. I am the Principal Investigator of the OMEGA mission concept.
Parker Solar Probe
Parker Solar Probe will study the streams of charged particles the Sun hurls into space from a vantage point where the processes that produce the solar wind actually occur.
Planck is the first European mission to study the birth of the Universe. Planck was launched on May 14, 2009.
The Rosetta mission is designed to study the origin of comets, the relationship between cometary and interstellar material and its implications with regard to the origin of the Solar System.
SPHEREx will conduct an all-sky spectral survey in the near-infrared.
Solar Orbiter (ESA)
Closest image of the Sun's surface
Solar Probe Plus
Solar Probe Plus will study the streams of charged particles the Sun hurls into space from a vantage point where the processes that produce the solar wind actually occur.
The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly SIRTF, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility) was launched into space by a Delta rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 25 August 2003.
Starshade is a giant shade which could help in the search for life on planets outside our Solar System.
The Terahertz Intensity Mapper
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is a four-channel, super-cooled infrared telescope designed to survey the entire sky with 1,000 times more sensitivity than previous infrared missions.