Radio telescope Current Affairs, GK & News
After the collapse of the Arecibo Telescope, China is opening its world largest Radio Telescope for international scientists. The World second largest Arecibo Observatory collapsed in Puerto Rico after the 900-tonne receiver platform became loose and plunged 140-metres onto the radio dish below. With this, China recently announced that it is open its world largest ..
Category: Science & Technology Current Affairs
The Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is an array of radio telescopes, located in Pune. It is operated by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, under the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Recently, this is one of the four telescopes, through which the biggest explosion seen in the universe since the Big Bang, have ..
Scientists have detected the biggest explosion in the universe after the Big Bang. The explosion occurred from a supermassive black hole. Where did the explosion take place? The explosion took place in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster which is 390 million light years away from earth. The explosion is said to have released 5 times as ..
Computer scientist Katie Bouman, who is still a graduate student at MIT has developed the algorithm to create the first image ever of a black hole. Katie has named the algorithm ‘CHIRP’ (Continuous High-resolution Image Reconstruction using Patch priors) which was needed to gather data from 8 radio telescopes across the world working under Event Horizon ..
A verdict on where to site the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will be taken soon. The choices under considerations are: South Africa Australia and New Zealand The SKA will be built in the southern hemisphere, in South Africa or Australia and New Zealand, where the view of our own galaxy, the Milky Way, ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2012
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