Australian scientists say they have mapped a million new galaxies using an advanced telescope in the desert.
CSIRO, the national science agency, said its new telescope had created a “new atlas of space ” in record time – showing unprecedented details.
He mapped a total of three million galaxies, and the photos revealed twice as much detail as previous research, the study said.
Astronomers hope this will lead to new discoveries about the universe.
CSIRO said the mapping took only 300 hours, while previous explorations of the sky took years.
With publicly available data, scientists around the world could study “everything from star formation to how galaxies and their supermassive black holes evolve and communicate,” said lead author Dr. David McConnell.
“We expect to find tens of millions of new galaxies in future research,” he added.
The initial results were published Tuesday in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia.