A new map of the night sky is published and hundreds of thousands of previously unopposed galaxies are on it. 300,000 new galaxies were discovered in a study featuring 200 scientists from 18 countries using the LOFAR in the Netherlands
. The telescope can detect light sources that optical devices can not see. Using the device, scientists could see hundreds of thousands of light sources that are considered to be galaxies that were once too weak to be detected from the Earth. The discovery sheds a new light – literally – into the universe.
"This is a new window in the universe", – said in an AFP news agency Cyril Tasse, an astronomer from the Paris Observatory. "When we saw the first images, we were as follows:" What is this ?! " "It did not look like this because we used to see." A number of articles on results were published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics
which can extend for millions of light years.
"LOFAR has a great sensitivity and allows us to see, "These black holes do not stop eating," he said. Philippe Best, professor of extragalactic astrophysics at the University of Edinburgh
Black holes have a strong attraction that can not escape them. New observations will allow scientists Compare the black holes with time to see how they develop.
Using information from a space telescopescientists believe that there are more than 100 billion galaxies in the universe. However, many may be too old and far too distant to observe with the help of traditional detection methods. till now sky The team plans to create high-resolution images of the entire northern sky, which, in their words, will reveal up to 15 million previously unknown radio sources.