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CSIRO radio telescope maps three million galaxies in record-breaking southern sky survey – ABC News

A survey testing the new Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope in regional WA has delivered a map of the entire southern sky in just two weeks.



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An Australian radio telescope has conducted a record-breaking survey of the southern sky, mapping three million galaxies including about one million never seen before in just two weeks.
Key points:

  • ASKAP, comprising of 36 dish antennas, is a radio telescope designed to quickly survey large parts of the sky
  • The test, a Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey, was a ‘census’ of the universe that will be used by astronomers to explore the unknown
  • Most of the millions of star-like points on the resulting map are…

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