Tuesday, 13 December 2016
A team of Indian astrophysicists and researchers have collected the first round of data from stars using a 100% indigenous radio telescope. It’s a 12 member team from the Raman Research Institute (RRI) in Bengaluru and includes Ravi Subrahmanyan, N Udaya Shankar, Saurabh Singh and Mayuri S Rao, among others. They completed their first round of observations from a place 300 metres higher than Hanle, in Ladakh.
The project is called SARAS for Shaped Antenna measurement of the background Radio Spectrum. The team aims to detect signals emitted from when the first stars and galaxies were formed because according to scientists it’s the key to many clues. Detecting the signal would enable scientists to understand this ambiguous period in the formation of cosmos.
Source by: Internet