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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:40 PM


The "baby-boomer Universe" has been seen in unprecedented detail by a telescope slung beneath a balloon.

The BLAST experiment only flew twice and was destroyed on its final mission, but its observations and technology have had a major impact on astronomy.

The telescope probed an epoch in cosmic history some 7-10bn years ago when star formation was prolific.

Scientists tell Nature magazine that BLAST's data will help them understand better how the Universe has changed.


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Posted 09 April 2009 - 05:24 PM

Very interesting, thanks!

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:29 PM

Thats cool SW, This is one ive never seen before, Guess theres alot going on all over the world,

Good find;


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Posted 10 April 2009 - 09:18 PM

This was a topic I wanted to reference in a thread ages ago! I watched the documentary on BBC 4's astronomy week!

Two things , for one this is an excellent post the images from this telescope were amazing .....

And another thing ... the week of astronomy on BBC 4 was the best weeks TV I can remember for quite some time

Go I.Y.A 2009!


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