Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
1 comment

Australia's Super-Fast Radio Telescope Will Help Scientists Study The Origins Of Our Universe

Quicklink submitted by Kyle McDermott     Permalink
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags

View Ratings | Rate It

Headlined to H4 10/6/12

Become a Fan
  (8 fans)


At www.msnbc.msn.com

The A$152 million ($155.18 million) telescope will 'listen' to radio waves from the cosmos that might give astronomers insights into the beginnings of the universe. 'Radio waves tell us unique things about the cosmos, about the gas from which stars were formed, and about exotic objects, pulsars and quasars, that really push the boundaries of our knowledge of the physical laws in the universe,' Brian Boyle, the director of the project at Australia's national scientific research organization, told reporters this week. The ability of the ASKAP telescope to scan so much of the universe will generate immense amounts of data. On its first day in full operation, ASKAP will collect more data than is currently contained in all current radio astronomy archives or the U.S. Library of Congress. Another research project will look for black holes, which astronomers think may be the seeds of galaxies.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.msnbc.msn.com


 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)
sciency way: we don't know how it will end, and ca... by Gentry L Rowsey on Sunday, Oct 14, 2012 at 8:42:58 AM