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NOEMA, a new vista on the invisible

Reference

4483

Duration

00:05:00

Production year

2015

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Marcel DALAISE

Summary

NOEMA (NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array) is the most powerful millimetre radio telescope in the northern hemisphere. Located on the Bure plateau, in the Hautes-Alpes, the observatory will eventually consist of 12 antennae that will form a single large radio telescope capable of revealing the invisible thanks to interferometry.
Equipped with a new generation of receivers and electronics, these antennas will be able to capture the coldest light emitted by the universe, around 250°C. The astronomer Frédéric Gueth explains how the millimetre waves emitted by celestial objects are a mine of information on the most remote regions of our universe, as well as on the life and evolution of galaxies.

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