Scientists have just mapped 1 million new galaxies in 300 hours

Astronomers in Australia have just mapped 83% of the observable Universe in just 300 hours.

This new air survey, which Australia’s National Scientific Agency (CSIRO) described in a statement as a “Google map of the universe”, it marks the completion of a major test for the Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope – a network of 36 antennas rooted in the remote Western Australia Outback. While astronomers have used ASKAP to scan the sky for radio signatures (including mysterious rapid radio bursts) since 2012, the telescope’s full array of antennas have never been used in a single aerial survey until now.

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