Were galaxies much different in the early universe?
The HERA radio telescope consists of 350 dishes pointed upward to detect 21-centimeter emissions from the early universe. It is located in a radio-quiet region of the arid Karoo in South Africa. (Photo credit: Dara Storer, 2022)
An array of 350 radio telescopes in the Karoo desert of South Africa is getting closer to detecting “cosmic dawn” — the era after the Big Bang when stars first ignited and galaxies began to bloom.
Joshua Dillon, a research scientist in the University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Astronomy is lead author on a new paper describing a twofold increase in the sensitivity of the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionization Array (HERA).