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A massive telescope for seeing the invisible

Post by Dragon on Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:52 pm

Some of the universe's greatest mysteries could soon be resolved thanks to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a huge radio telescope that will be built in South Africa and Australia. Several EPFL labs are involved in this epic project.

With the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, scientists hope to be able to view matter and forces that have been invisible until now. The SKA is an immense radio telescope that will span two sites: one in the Karoo desert in South Africa, and the other in the Murchison region of western Australia. Scientists from sixteen countries so far and around 100 research institutions, including EPFL, have teamed up for the project.

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Post by Dragon on Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:54 pm


Credit: NRAO/ALMA/NASA/ESA/B.Saxton

Distribution of gaz in two interacting galaxies. Picture combining optical (Hubble) and radio (ALMA) data.

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Post by Dragon on Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:55 pm


Credit: NRAO/B.Saxton from data provided by Condon, et al.

In this picture of the deep universe, each dot is a galaxy.

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Post by Dragon on Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:57 pm



Some of the universe’s greatest mysteries could soon be resolved thanks to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a huge radio telescope that will be built in South Africa and Australia.

 
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Post by Cloud on Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:22 am

This is so exciting freedom freedom

Good luck to them, be interesting to see new findings
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