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MicroSpec: Revolutionary Instrument on a Chip

Scientists may finally get a glimpse at our adolescent universe from a revolutionary new technology being developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. An instrument on a chip. This new, potentially game-changing instrument, called MicroSpec, is a far-infrared spectrometer that will be 10,000 times more sensitive and infinitely smaller than it's predecessor.
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Normally the size of an office desk, this far-infrared spectrometer can fit in the palm of your hand.    Normally the size of an office desk, this far-infrared spectrometer can fit in the palm of your hand.

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Animation Number:10799
Video Editor:Rich Melnick (HTSI)
Interviewees:Samuel Harvey Moseley (NASA/GSFC)
 Carl M. Stahle (NASA/GSFC)
Narrator:Robert C. Garner (UMBC)
Producer:Rich Melnick (HTSI)
Videographer:Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
Writers:Lori J. Keesey (SGT)
 Laura Motel (UMBC)
 Rich Melnick (HTSI)
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Goddard TV Tape:G2010-135 -- MicroSpec: Revolutionary Instrument on a Chip
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SVS >> Galaxy
SVS >> Infrared
SVS >> Instrument
DLESE >> Technology
SVS >> Early Universe
SVS >> Universe
SVS >> Goddard Space Flight Center
SVS >> Cleanroom
SVS >> Spectroscopy
SVS >> Laboratory
SVS >> Liquid Nitrogen
SVS >> Light Spectrum
SVS >> Detector
SVS >> Silicon Wafer
SVS >> Silicon
SVS >> Spectrometer
SVS >> Far-Infrared Spectrometer
SVS >> Far-Infrared
SVS >> MicroSpec
SVS >> Microchip
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