Scientists in Australia have mapped 3 million galaxies at record speed with the help of a new and powerful telescope. Scientists are calling it the ‘Google Map of the Universe’. The Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a radio telescope located in Western Australia. It has mapped these galaxies in just 300 hours. Earlier, it used to take years to do so much work.
Atlas of the universe
According to Australia’s science agency CSIRO, the result of this survey has come out as an atlas of the universe. CSIRO has developed and operates the telescope. CSIRO CEO Larry Marshall issued a statement on Tuesday, stating, “ASKAP is using the latest science and technology to find answers to centuries-old questions related to the mysteries of the universe and give astronomers around the world new opportunities to solve their challenges.” Used to be.’
Never seen such sky before
83% of our entire sky is visible in the new map. The galaxy looks like it has never been seen before. Research lead CSIRO astronomer David McConnell has stated that scientists expect millions of galaxies to be found in future surveys of ASKAP. Astronomers throughout the world will find new data about ‘knowing the unknown universe and the formation of stars, from the interactions of the galaxy and the giant black hole’.
ASKAP is made up of about 36 dish antennas that take pictures of the sky in panorama mode. A telescope receiver of high quality means that the team only has to add 903 photographs to map the entire sky. Previously, they needed thousands of photographs for this in the survey.
With the help of new data, astronomers will be able to perform statistical analysis of large populations of galaxies. This will explain how the universe evolved and how it is structured today. Australia’s Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrew has said, “ASKAP is a huge technology development that has put our scientists, engineers and industry on the front row for generations to come for deep space discovery.”