The Submillimeter Probe of the Evolution of Cosmic Structure (SPECS)
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volumes 269-270, 1999 , pp. 563-567(5)
Following Mather et al. (1999) we describe a concept for a future space mission called SPECS, a spatial and spectral Michelson interferometer with Hubble Telescope-class angular resolution and sensitivity that operates in the far infrared and submillimeter spectral range. SPECS enables detailed studies of the physical conditions in high-redshift galaxies and has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of galaxy formation and evolution.
Document Type: Regular paper
Publication date: 1999-01-01