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Radio Telescope Reveals Thousands of Star-Forming Galaxies

Europe’s Giant LOFAR Telescope has detected stars being born in tens of thousands of distant galaxies with unprecedented precision. A series of follow-up studies got published on Wednesday which showcased the evolution of galaxies in the early Universe.

Scientists utilized techniques that correspond to a lengthening exposure and with a field of view about 300 times the size of the full moon. These techniques helped in making out galaxies like the Milky Way deep in the ancient Universe.”The light from these galaxies has been traveling for billions of years to reach the Earth; this means that we see the galaxies as they were billions of years ago, back when they were forming most of their stars,” said Philip Best, of the Britain’s University of Edinburgh, who led the Telescope deep survey in a press release.

The LOFAR Telescope çombines signals of around 70,000 high-intensity antennas in countries from Ireland to Poland. They are able to transmit very low and faint energy lights. These lights are generally invisible to the human eye.The impulsions are created by ultra energetic particles traveling close to the speed of light. Researchers say that it allows them to study supernova star explosions, clusters of star Galaxies, and active black holes.

Observing the same results and conclusions repetitively, the scientists were able to detect the radio glow of stars exploding. The explosion of radio signals took place around distant places which helped in the formulation of galaxies in the Universe. It is said that the most distant objects which were a billion years old are now about 13.8 billion years old. When a galaxy forms stars, lots of stars explode simultaneously causing high-energy radiations.

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