Terahertz Telescope Unveils a New Molecular Universe


Subject:
Astronomy , Telescopes

Description:
Background about the Harvard-Smithsonian telescope that is based on terahertz astronomy, "the science of receiving and analyzing waves of radiation from space emitted by molecules at frequencies of more than 1 trillion hertz." This type of astronomy "holds great potential for new discoveries in interstellar chemistry and star formation." Describes detector design and location in northern Chile. From the Inside Smithsonian Research newsletter.

Creator:
Pulliam, Christine

Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.si.edu/opa/insideresearch/articles/V8_Telescope.html


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