“Initial results from South Pole Telescope SPT-3G camera hint at future insights about our universe“, UChicago News

February 29, 2024

The South Pole Telescope’s camera received an upgrade in 2017. An analysis of initial observation data was just published in the journal Physical Review D. Photo by Brad Benson

By Christina Nunez

For more than five years, scientists at the South Pole Telescope in Antarctica have been observing the sky with an upgraded camera. The extended gaze toward the cosmos is picking up remnant light from the universe's early formation. Now researchers have analyzed an initial batch of data, publishing details in the journal Physical Review D. The results from this limited dataset hint at even more powerful future insights about the nature of our universe.

Located at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, the telescope received a new camera in 2017 known as SPT-3G, which was constructed and now operated by a collaboration led by the University of Chicago.

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