03 July 2020
In a significant astronomical breakthrough, an international team led by the South America Center for Astronomy under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has detected the neutral hydrogen line emission from extragalactic galaxies for the first time by analysing data obtained by FAST. The study of extragalactic neutral hydrogen detection is one of the most important scientific goals of the gigantic telescope. Scientists detected the neutral hydrogen line emission from three extragalactic galaxies using the FAST 19-beam receiver with only five minutes of exposure. The research outcomes were recently published in the international journal Astronomy and Astrophysics Letter.
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