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CHIME telescope

CHIME telescope

  • Scientists with the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) Collaboration, have assembled the largest collection of fast radio bursts (FRBs) in the telescope’s first FRB catalogue.
  • FRBs are oddly bright flashes of light, registering in the radio band of the electromagnetic spectrum, which blazes for a few milliseconds before vanishing without a trace.

CHIME is an interferometric radio telescope.

  • It is located in British Columbia, Canada.
  • It consists of four antennas consisting of 100 x 20 metre cylindrical parabolic reflectors with 1024 dual-polarization radio receivers suspended on support above them.
  • The antenna receives radio waves from hydrogen in space at frequencies in the 400–800 MHz range.