Discover the GLEAM galactic survey

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Discover the GLEAM galactic survey


  Last updated January 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm


Narrated by Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker, this unique timelapse movie shows the sky above a ‘tile’ of the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope, located in outback Western Australia. The ‘normal’ optical sky transitions to a view of the sky at radio wavelengths. The Milky Way is visible as a band across the sky and the dots beyond are some of the 300,000 galaxies observed by the telescope for the GLEAM survey.

Credit: Radio image by Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker (ICRAR/Curtin) and the GLEAM Team. MWA tile and landscape by Dr John Goldsmith / Celestial Visions.

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ICRAR is an institute of astronomers, engineers and big data specialists supporting the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope. ICRAR is an equal joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia, with funding support from the State Government of Western Australia.