Sunday, July 29, 2012

Short Sharp Science: African eye opens on the high-energy sky

Short Sharp Science: African eye opens on the high-energy sky


"A few minutes past midnight on 26 July, the largest Cherenkov telescope ever built blinked open to gaze at the Namibian sky. Named HESS II, the giant telescope's 600-tonne bulk and 28-metre mirror will survey the southern hemisphere, hunting for violent, high-energy cosmic sources such as supermassive black holes, supernovae and pulsars."


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