back to article Astro-boffins plan 3D plot of the universe

Only a few of them have been observed so far, but boffins from the University of British Columbia reckon fast radio bursts (FRBs) could help refine our understanding of where stuff is in the universe. Their work, published in Physical Review Letters and announced here, proposes that the way FRBs spread across different …

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Baryon Acoustic Oscillations

Why, upon reading that, did I immediately envision a goggle-bearing, leather cape-wearing minion with a 3/17 occipital left-leaning wrench in hand, trying to find the Acoustic Oscillator in a storehouse full of big complexe machenes ?

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Re: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations

+1 for the Heterodyne reference :)

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What's the snow like there?

Apparently the telescope consists of cylindrical reflectors roughly the size and shape of snowboarding half-pipes.

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Cool - A 3D model of the Universe.

How long would it take to print me off a copy?

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Re: Cool - A 3D model of the Universe.

7 days. Or was that 6 with the 7th reserved for beer? I have the manual around here somewhere.

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