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Telescope creates 'new atlas of universe' after mapping 30L galaxies in 300 hrs

A telescope developed by Australian scientists broke the record after it mapped approximately 30 lakh galaxies in 300 hours to create a "new atlas of the universe", Australia's national science agency CSIRO said. The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is a collection of 36 dish antennas which work together to take panoramic pictures of the sky.

CSIRO, the national science agency, said in a statement that the survey is like a “Google map of the Universe” in which most of the star-like points are distant galaxies. The design and initial results of the study has been published in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. CSIRO chief executive Dr Larry Marshall said ASKAP generate more raw data at a faster rate than Australia’s entire internet traffic.

News source ~ Indian Gulf