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Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy

21 Sep 2017, 04:18 UTC
Expect the unexpected from the big-data boom in radio astronomy

Emil Lenc

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Radio astronomy is undergoing a major boost, with new technology gathering data on objects in our universe faster than astronomers can analyse.

But once that data is scrutinised it could lead to some amazing new discoveries, as I explain in my review of the state of radio astronomy, published today in Nature Astronomy.

Over the next few years, we will see the universe in a very different light, and we are likely to make completely unexpected discoveries.

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