SARAS 3 Telescope


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    Recently, SARAS 3 has provided clues to the nature of the Universe’s first stars and galaxies.

    • Using data from the telescope which has been deployed over the Dandiganahalli Lake and Sharavati backwaters since 2020, astronomers and researchers have been able to determine properties of radio luminous galaxies formed just 200 million years post the Big Bang, a period known as the Cosmic Dawn.

    About SARAS 3

    • The SARAS 3 radio telescope was invented and built by the astronomers at Raman Research Institute (RRI).
    • It is the first telescope worldwide to reach the required sensitivity. 
    • The signal claimed to have been detected by the ASU/MIT team required exotic and non-standard physics and caused astrophysicists worldwide to invent new theories, which are all now redundant. 
    • It was a courageous attempt to design, build and deploy in India a precision radio telescope to detect extremely faint radio wave signals from the depths of time, from our “Cosmic Dawn” when the first stars and galaxies formed in the early Universe.