In 2022, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) Telescope in the Western Australian outback will embark on a massive project to map the southern skies in radio waves. This survey, the Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU), will help us understand how the first stars and galaxies formed, and how they evolved into what we see today. The project involves over 400 researchers from around the world, and it’s being led by Australian astronomers. Cosmos journalist Lauren Fuge spoke to Dr Michael Cowley, an astrophysicist from the Queensland University of Technology, who leads the Red Shift working group, to get the lowdown on this exciting project.
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