US telescope creates immense 3D map of the universe, which may help scientist decode the controversial mystery of space’s dark matter.
A four meter large scope known as Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope tucked inside a 500-ton, 14-story dome o the top of a peak one mile high in Arizona was taken for the first time in the sky 45 years ago. The telescope has been recording its findings on the glass photographic plates.
The dome is closing now its earlier science chapters of the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope in order to start its new job to create the biggest three dimensional map of the universe. The map may help recognize theory behind the logic of expanding universe by much faster rates, which has been driving by a mysterious power known as dark energy.
Interim termination sets the largest overhaul at motion in the entire history of the telescope as well as it also sets the installation stage of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) to begin a observing run of five years by next year at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
Michael Levi, DESI director at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of Department of Energy said in a statement that, “This day marks an enormous milestone for us. Now we remove the old equipment and start the yearlong process of putting the new stuff on.”
Risa Wechsler, associate professor and spokesperson at DESI stated that, “Installing DESI on the Mayall will put the telescope at the heart of the next decade of discoveries in cosmology. The amazing 3-D map it will create may solve some of the biggest outstanding questions in cosmology, or surprise us and bring up new ones.”