Thursday, 22 August 2013

World's most powerful astronomical camera homes in on Andromeda

When taking snapshots, a good telephoto lens can be handy, but when your subject is 2.5 million light years away, it’s invaluable. To show off the capabilities of the new Hyper-Suprime Cam (HSC) located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, an international team of astrophysicists has released high resolution images of the Andromeda galaxy that not only show off incredible detail, but may help shed light on the evolution of the Universe and the distribution of dark matter... Continue Reading World's most powerful astronomical camera homes in on Andromeda

Section: Space

Tags: Andromeda Galaxy, Cameras, Dark Matter, NAOJ, Princeton, Telescope, Tokyo University, Universe

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