Located 4,410 metres above sea level, China’s Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (Lhaaso) consists of four types of detectors and spans 1.3 square km. Photo: AP
Located 4,410 metres above sea level, China’s Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (Lhaaso) consists of four types of detectors and spans 1.3 square km. Photo: AP
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‘Major’ feat by Chinese telescope as one of biggest cosmic blasts since big bang hits Earth

  • Intense gamma-ray burst from distant galaxy more than 2 billion years ago is captured by Chinese observatory on Tibetan Plateau
  • Detection by the Lhaaso observatory ‘a major scientific event’, says astrophysicist in Munich

Located 4,410 metres above sea level, China’s Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (Lhaaso) consists of four types of detectors and spans 1.3 square km. Photo: AP
Located 4,410 metres above sea level, China’s Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory (Lhaaso) consists of four types of detectors and spans 1.3 square km. Photo: AP
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