Scientists simply mapped 1 million new galaxies, in 300 hours

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Astronomers in Australia have simply mapped 83% of the observable universe, in simply 300 hours.

This new sky survey, which Australia’s nationwide science company (CSIRO) described in a press release as a “Google map of the universe” , marks the completion of a giant take a look at for the Australian Sq. Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope –- a community of 36 antennas rooted within the distant Western Australia Outback. Whereas astronomers have been utilizing ASKAP to scour the sky for radio signatures (together with mysterious quick radio bursts) since 2012, the telescope’s full array of antennas has by no means been utilized in a single sky survey –- till now.

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