Canadian telescope detects 500 fast radio bursts in a year, quadrupling number of known FRBs
The CHIME telescope detected 535 new fast radio bursts during its first year of operation – from 2018 and to 2019 – quadrupling the number of known occurrences of the puzzling pulses of radio energy from far outside our galaxy.
Jun 9, 2021
CHIME telescope detects second-ever repeating fast radio burst
A team of scientists in Canada has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded, providing new clues about the brief, puzzling pulses of radio energy from far outside our galaxy.
Jan 9, 2019
New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed
A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study.
Sep 7, 2017
Backgrounder: Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)
The universe is expanding, and the rate of expansion is accelerating. The discovery of dark energy was made in the 1990’s and was surprising to astronomers, who expected to find that the cosmic expansion would slow down as gravity pulls the matter in the universe back in on itself, much as a ball thrown in the air would eventually reverse course and fall to the ground.
Sep 7, 2017