The new telescope will glance on a visit to the first stars

14.10.2004

14.10.2004


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Unique "Large Millimeter Telescope" (Large Millimeter Telescope) — a joint project of the United States and Mexico. Its construction has already begun on the Mexican mountain Sierra Negra, at a height of 4.58 km.

Astrophysicists believe that the giant radio telescope will be able to catch the wave length in the range of 1 to 3 millimeters, emitted 13 billion years ago, when the universe first stars were born.

This unique range. Located on the border between radio and infrared range, these waves are not deflected by interstellar dust, which produces very clear images of distant objects.

The new telescope will help scientists better understand — how the universe evolved. At the same time, astronomers hope to find a new device with thousands of unknown galaxies.

The antenna diameter Large Millimeter Telescope will be about 50 meters. Time of construction — 2007.

It is interesting that the workers involved in installation of giant structures, give oxygen tanks. Oxygen system is also equipped with facilities and the future of the telescope, which will be run by astronomers.

13.10.2004

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