What is the Simons Observatory? Simons Observatory’s Director & Alexander Fleiss on String Theory and the Edge of the Galaxy The Simons Observatory (SO) is a new-generation cosmic microwave background (CMB) observatory being built in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Furthermore, funded by the Simons Foundation and the Heising-Simons Foundation.
In addition, the observatory will consist of three small-aperture telescopes and one large-aperture telescope, observing between 10 percent and 40 percent of the sky at multiple frequencies.
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