MeerKAT radio telescope

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH   Context: Astronomers using the MeerKAT radio telescope, initially aiming to detect hydrogen gas in a specific galaxy, made a surprising discovery by identifying 49 previously unknown galaxies. The MeerKAT telescope, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), showcased its potential in this discovery.

MeerKAT radio telescope

Facts for Prelims (FFP) Source: DTE   Context: Astronomers used machine learning to mine data from South Africa’s MeerKAT telescope   About MeerKAT: MeerKAT is an array of 64 large antenna dishes in the Meerkat National Park, in the Northern Cape of South Africa. It uses radio signals from space to study the evolution of the …