posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 06:58 AM
Did a search and didn't find anything on this, if its in the wrong place, MODs please feel free to relocate.
Ground excavation started this week for the new CHIME radio telescope in Penticton, B.C.
The radio telescope will use components from the cellphone industry to capture and turn radio waves emitted six to 11 billion years ago into a
massive three-dimensional map of a quarter of the observable universe — the biggest such map to date.
I find this to be quite interesting. Making a 3D map of the universe. This will be awesome once it is completed. This might help scientists
understand the expansion of the universe a bit more as well as our origins maybe
"It's almost like time travel," said Kris Sigurdson, an astrophysicist from UBC and co-investigator on the project. "It's looking back into
the past and how the universe was at that time and it's just amazing."
Mark Halpern, an astrophysicist from UBC who is also the project's principal investigator, said a NASA project known as the Wilkinson Microwave
Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) found the universe has expanded by a factor of 1,000 in every direction since the light we currently see was given
This thing will be huge, larger than 6 NHL hockey rinks
Artist's rendering of the CHIME telescope, shown to scale with adult human at lower left (CHIME)
I cannot wait until this telescope is up and running, and see this "map " of course. it will likely take many years though.
I guess we'll
just have to be patient.
Link to full story
Any thoughts ATS?