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Antarctica 2010: Hunting for galaxy clusters

Posted on behalf of Chaz Firestone After two days at McMurdo Station, we leave tomorrow for the South Pole, home of the new South Pole Telescope (SPT), which saw its first light in 2007. But before we head over there, I had the chance to speak with John Carlstrom, an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago who leads a research team at the SPT. We’ll hear from Carlstrom again later, but for now he offered a taste of the work his team is doing there: The story of the Big Bang — and the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) that 

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