The CHIME Telescope

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Officially launched yesterday . The official site is currently doing strange things so below is the university document

CHIME - Dunlap Institute

Designed to map the universe with an extreme amount of parallel processing, to verify how dark matter has played a part in what's out there.
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"CHIME's unique design will enable us to tackle one of the most puzzling new areas of astrophysics today - Fast Radio Bursts. The origin of these bizarre extragalactic events is presently a mystery, with only two dozen reported since their discovery a decade ago. CHIME is likely to detect many of these objects every day, providing a massive treasure trove of data that will put Canada at the forefront of this research," said Kaspi.

Fast Radio Bursts last only a few thousandths of a second but are far brighter and more powerful than any known short flashes, such as pulses from radio pulsars, a form of neutron star. Their brief nature combined with technological constraints have made them difficult to detect.

The $16-million investment for CHIME was provided by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the governments of British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec, with additional funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and CIFAR.

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