Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Radio Telescope to Look at Big Bang

$51M radio telescope shoots for look at Big Bang

Suzanne Deffree- July 27, 2012
With the help of IBM, a group of scientists are attempting to build a radio telescope powerful enough to probe the origins of the universe by capturing very weak signals from around the time of the Big Bang.

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) Consortium is an international collaboration between 13 institutions from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and India.

The ultimate goal of the $51 million MWA telescope is to observe the early universe by detecting and studying the weak radio signals emitted when the universe consisted of only a dark void of hydrogen gas (aka the cosmic Dark Age).

Source: UBM Electronics


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