The first of its kind observation, conducted with Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia and the Australia Telescope
Compact Array (ATCA), helped them match the features of light from these regions with the unique infrared spectral signature given off by the hydrogenated nanodiamonds or carbon crystals with hydrogen-bearing molecules on their surface.
A series of observations with the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia and the Australia Telescope
Compact Array (ATCA) has--for the first time--homed in on three clear sources of AME light, the protoplanetary disks surrounding the young stars known as V892 Tau, HD 97048, and MWC 297.
Sarah Burke-Spolaor (then at Swinburne University of Technology and CSIRO's Australia Telescope
National Facility) and team searched through archival data and found 16 radio bursts they dubbed perytons.
Upon checking the readings in conjunction with measurements from another CSIRO telescope -- the Australia Telescope
Compact Array -- Harvey-Smith found that the gas within the maser was travelling at crazy fast speeds.
"I was fairly pessimistic about finding any," says Kerr, an astrophysicist at the Australia Telescope
National Facility in Epping.
By matching galaxy images with radio images from CSIRO's Australia Telescope
, one can work out if a galaxy has a supermassive black hole.
To further investigate the object, the team followed up with an 83-minute exposure using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and additional radio observations from the Australia Telescope
Compact Array (ATCA), located near the town of Narrabri in New South Wales.
This phase of the system, known as gSTAR for GPU Supercomputer for Theoretical Astrophysics Research, will have a direct link to the Australia Telescope
National Facility (ATNF) in Parkes, NSW, to process telescope data outputs.
This excellent teacher resource was developed as part of the Questacon-Scitech SKA Education project, funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research, supported by an experienced team of science teachers from the Science Teachers Association of NSW, and coordinated by an experienced astronomy educator/teacher from the CSIRO Australia Telescope
`The SKA will reveal the emergence of structure in the early Universe, help us distinguish between competing cosmological theories, and perhaps predict the evolution and eventual fate of the Universe,' Dr Peter Hall, SKA program leader at CSIRO's Australia Telescope
National Facility says.
Using X-ray data from Chandra, and radio data from the Australia Telescope
Compact Array, the Karl G.