Background Explorer (COBE) satellite was launched into space
on November 18, 1989. Its purpose is to measure the infrared and
microwave background radiation created in the early universe.
(3) a Diffuse Infrared
Background Experiment (DIRBE) to measure the infrared tail of
the background radiation. It also provided a great deal of informtion
about our own galaxy.
The star chart background was produced on a Macintosh with the Voyager II program,
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