Astronomy

A new radio telescope for South Africa

South Africa has given the go-ahead for a radio telescope that will detect fast radio bursts as well as track neutral hydrogen gas on cosmic scales. Costing R70 million ($5m), the Hydrogen Intensity and Real Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) will consist of 1024 dishes, each 6 m in diameter. It will be located...

There is renewal in the air for Parkes radio telescope

The Parkes radio telescope in New South Wales, Australia, has been enhanced with a special receiver. This $ 2.5 million receiver can capture and identify radio frequencies between 700MHz and 4GHz, much better than its predecessor. Thanks to the new device, the radio telescope will be able, with even greater precision, to look for...

Rubber applications in the aerospace industry

The products of the rubber industry find applications in many industrial sectors, such as in the aerospace industry, thanks to the high performance of the rubber. Rubber products have the ability to resist to extreme temperatures and to aerospace fluids such as engine lubrication oils, hydraulic fluids, jet fuels, oxidizers and rocket...

FAST discovers new four pulsars

Do you remember FAST? Fast is the world’s largest radio telescope, and stands in the Karst mountains of southwest China. Its giant dish is large almost five football fields and covered with 4,450 panels thanks to which collects radio signals from the furthest corners of the universe. Thanks to the Aperture Spherical...

South Africa and the launch of radio telescope Kuntuse

South African Science and Technology Minister will join Ghanaian President to officially launch Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Kuntuse radio telesope. Anita Loots, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa Head, said that it is a very important moment for the international science community. Once the radio telescope in...

Africa’s new radio telescope

According to a report of “Scientific America”, Ghana gets the first functioning radio telescope on the continent outside South Africa. The engineers worked to convert an old telecommunications into a functioning radio telescope, in fact Ghana is part of the large Square Kilometre Area (SKA) project and the conversion was...

The powerful radio telescope ASKAP operative within 12 months

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope is located in the hearth of the Murchison, about 350 kilometres of Geraldton, the telescope is made up of 36 identical 12-metre wide dish antennas, with a third of them currently operational. The ASKAP telescope will investigate about 600,000 galaxies, hundreds...

New funding for the HERA radio telescope project

HERA, or Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array, is a radio telescope project headed by UC Berkeley professor of astronomy Aaron Parsons. This project incorporated around 60 members from different universities. HERA wants to develop a system to create the largest three-dimensional map of the universe by observing hydrogen, the early...

The largest radio telescope in the southern hemisphere

The largest radio telescope in the southern hemisphere, MeerKAT telescope, is still under construction, but it is also ready to return valuable scientific information. MeerKAT is a radio telescope under construction in Karoo, a semi-desert natural region of South Africa and it is probably integrated into the Square Kilometre Array...