“Unprecedented” CHIME radio telescope completed

CHIME can scan half the sky in a single day

Assembly of a new giant Canadian radio telescope that has no moving parts yet is capable of scanning half the sky in a single day has been completed. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) at Kaleden, British Columbia is composed of four 100-m (330-ft)-long metal troughs covering an area the size of five NHL hockey rinks and is capable of pairing with supercomputers to create 3D radio maps of deep space.

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Publicado el 09 de septiembre del 2017