SCIENTISTS PLANS NEW “SUPER” TELESCOPE
A new radiotelescope is planned to be built over the next 15 years that can reach up to 15 billions lightyears from the earth – the outer range of the known universe. As the signals has taken billions of years to reach us the scientists hope to get the key to how the proclaimed Big Bang appeared.
– This gives a chance to see galaxies from the time when they were created. We should be able to see 90% backwards in history of universe. We don’t know exactly what we will find, days Dr Robert Braun, an astronomer at The National Astronomy Foundation in Neatherlands.
Dr Peter Wilkinson, an Israeli scientist, says that one of the more ambitious purposes is too seek for radiosignals from other planets. Todays radiotelescopes can only pick up a signal if it’s strong and pointed straight to earth. With the new radiotelescope they can listen into radiosignals that is being send between other planets in the galaxy, and not pointed directly to earth.
Dr John Dreher, an American astronomist who works within the American search-project SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) says that the new telescope is sensitive enough to pick up TV-similar signals up to 20 lightyears from earth. The telescope is later planned to be connected to the big amount of telescopes circling the earth to get a even wider range.
Wilkinson says that one of the most important functions of the new telescope is to look after “black holes”, intense, collapsed clusters of stars with such big gravitationforce that alla matter is drown into it.
– We want to see if there’s a black hole in every centepoint of galaxies, including our own, Wilkinson says. Apart from light, the new telescope is able to “see through” dust which leaves the opportunity to see into black holes.
The new telescope is planned to be around 200 times bigger than the telescope at Jodrell Bank. And a new technique will be used than what was used on the Hubble-telescope. Instead of using one enormous steeldisc, hundreds, or thousands, of small discs will be connected to a computer to focus on the tinies radiowaves in distant stars.
It’s not decided yet if the telescope will be placed in England or Australia.
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