John Done wrote:We have been using satellites to do this for decades. The Hubble Space Telescope, which launched in 1990, is perhaps the most well known for its beautiful images of galaxies and nebulae. But the history of space-based telescopes goes back even further than Hubble. In 1983 IRAS (Infrared Astronomy Telescope) was launched and scanned scanned the entire sky in infrared wavelengths. In 1972 Small Astronomy Satellite 2, which was a gamma ray telescope, was launched. The use of satellites has been crucial for astronomy, since they allow us to get above the atmosphere which absorbs most of the electromagnetic spectrum.My personal favorite example: Planck, and its predecessors WMAP and COBE, which measured the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation so that we could learn more about the Big Bang and the evolution of the universe.
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But, can you imagine that in the future we can use satellites to picture space?
Yes and microanalyzing the CMBR for inconsistencies and anomalies so brilliant physicists like Roger Penrose can find evidence of pre Big Bang cosmology and perhaps adjacent universes
The evidence is ambiguous at this point but the research is exciting- it's like analyzing a fossil record looking for the missing link or the first forms of life
Is a very high resolution version of the CMBR available for the public to scan for themselves (like we have deep sea underwater cams where citizen scientists can look for undiscovered life?)
Wat or anyone else do you have any info on whether high resolution maps of the CMBR in various wavelengths will be made available for analysis on Space Engine? Thanks!