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Cosmic Infrared Background ExpeRiment (CIBER)


CIBER is a research rocket designed to characterize near-infrared (IR) background radiation. Data collected from CIBER has an advantage over surface telescopes since it will operate above the Earth's atmosphere.

CIBER has three major componets:

  • Imagers: Two imagers are used to detect spatial fluctuations in the near-IR Extragalactic Background Light (EBL) caused by reionization.

  • Low-Resolution Spectrometer: This will be used to measure the absolute spectrum of the Extragalactic IR background.

  • Narrow-Band Spectrometer: The spectrometer will determine the absolute brightness of the Zodiacal light.


A description of the CIBER's design, methods, and equipment can be found at M. Zemcov et al.


  • CIBER Launch 2009 (Click image above to see more)




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