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New gamma ray observatory in Chile to be world’s biggest

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By ITN News Editor December 20, 2018 12:31

New gamma ray observatory in Chile to be world’s biggest

The Chilean government signed an agreement with the European Southern Observatory to construct a gamma ray observatory that will be 20 times larger and 10 times more sensitive than sites currently studying that particular form of energy.The European Southern Observatory is a intergovernmental organisation that already operates a complex of astronomical observatories on Paranal hill in the Chile’s Atacama desert.Andreas Reisenegger of Chile’s Pontifical Catholic University said the site was chosen to provide a direct view into the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way.Reisenegger also said the new gamma ray observatory may provide a glimpse into one of the universe’s greatest mysteries: dark matter.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 20, 2018 12:31

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