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CHIME begins its cosmic search

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This radically different telescope is opening the door to new types of radio astronomy.

The telescope processes data in two stages.  Analog signals are first digitized by the telescope’s “F-Engine,” which organizes the data received by frequency. This information is then sent to an “X-Engine” for spatial analysis to essentially recreate an image of the sky. Data processing loads are heavy; the digitization engine must process 13-14 terabits per second – a rate equivalent to all the world’s mobile data network traffic. 

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