ASKAP detects many new Fast Radio Bursts (from the Sydney Morning Herald)
Sad news about the passing of the woman who discovered dark matter.
A lot of people have been asking what in the world could be similar between MRI brain imaging and infrared astronomy, and today I realised that, beyond coding, looking at image data and general sciencing, it’s one hell of a lot.
First, MRI machines use liquid helium just like the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope I’ve used before. So the compressor chirp sounds exactly the same, very comforting! And today we’ve travelled to another MRI centre to actually run some tasks sequences to see whether the results are similar to our site. To do so I had to get up super early so I’m exhausted – just like an observing run… and there are lots of computers in the control room, just like an observing run! And only the radiographer/MRI physicists who use the machine daily are allowed to issue the final execution commands, just like an observing run (at a lot of telescopes, anyway)!
So what I’m trying to say is that there’s no difference.
Another ex-astronomer who has transitioned to medical science/research.
Definitely worth a watch
Help save the Mopra telescope from being shutdown!