Zadko telescope and Parkes 'dish' join hunt for mystery radio flashes

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The University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope and the Parkes Radio Telescope have joined forces in a new mission involving an international team of radio astronomers to hunt for mystery radio bursts in the universe.

Zadko Telescope Director Associate Professor David Coward, from UWA’s School of Physics, said the collaboration follows the recent revelation that the skies are teeming with short-lived exotic phenomena, named the “Transient Universe”.

The new project, SUPERB (SUrvey for Pulsars and Extragalactic Radio Bursts) will try and understand the origin of mysterious radio flashes.

Period14 Mar 2016

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  • TitleZadko telescope and Parkes 'dish' join hunt for mystery radio flashes
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletUniversity News UWA
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date14/03/16
    DescriptionThe University of Western Australia’s Zadko Telescope and the Parkes Radio Telescope have joined forces in a new mission involving an international team of radio astronomers to hunt for mystery radio bursts in the universe.
    Zadko Telescope Director Associate Professor David Coward, from UWA’s School of Physics, said the collaboration follows the recent revelation that the skies are teeming with short-lived exotic phenomena, named the “Transient Universe”.
    The new project, SUPERB (SUrvey for Pulsars and Extragalactic Radio Bursts) will try and understand the origin of mysterious radio flashes.
    Producer/AuthorMr Jay Jay Jegathesan/David Stacey
    URLwww.news.uwa.edu.au/201603148424/international/zadko-telescope-and-parkes-dish-join-hunt-mystery-radio-flashes
    PersonsDavid Coward