There Are A LOT More Galaxies Than We Previously Thought Existed
The best may still be yet to come for South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope.By Ryan Biek | July 18, 2016
South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope recently found over 1,300 galaxies far out in the universe.
The telescope only looked at a tiny splinter of the sky –– less than 0.01 percent of the celestial sphere. Previous research had only found 70 galaxies in that area.
Radio telescopes work by receiving, sending and reflecting non-visible light of faraway galaxies, stars, black holes and more.