New Aussie telescope maps new galaxies

December 1st, 2020

Yahoo! New Zealand, Other, 01/12/2020, Hannah Ryan
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) broke records as it conducted its first survey of the entire southern sky, mapping approximately three million galaxies in 300 hours. Scientists used the telescope at an observatory in outback Western Australia to observe 83 per cent of the sky. The result is a new atlas of the universe, according to the telescope’s developer and operator, Australian science agency the CSIRO.

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