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Greenland Telescope Opens New Era of Arctic Astronomy

Posted by Guy Pirro 05/31/2018 07:24PM

Greenland Telescope Opens New Era of Arctic Astronomy

To study the most extreme objects in the Universe, astronomers sometimes have to go to some extreme places themselves. Over the past several months, a team of scientists has braved frigid temperatures to set up and observe with a new radio telescope in Greenland. Taking advantage of excellent atmospheric conditions, the Greenland Telescope is designed to detect radio waves from stars, star-forming regions, galaxies and the vicinity of black holes. One of its primary goals is to take the first image of a supermassive black hole.


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