This year marks the 20th anniversary since the founding agreement of the international Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina has been signed. The celebration ceremony that took place last week in Malargüe was attended not only by a delegation of Czech scientists but also by the Czech Ambassador in Argentina Karel Beran.
CTA will be the next generation ground-based instrument in the detection of gamma rays, which are very high-energy electromagnetic radiation emitted by the hottest and most powerful objects in the Universe – such as supermassive black holes, supernovae and possibly remnants of the Big Bang
Masek took the picture of it with the aid of the FRAM robotic telescope, which is a part of the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina. The observatory is designed to detect ultra-high-energy cosmic rays.
Thanks to GLORIA project all internet users can remotely operate robotic telescopes, do observations and take astronomic photos.
Scientists from the Institute of Physics of the ASCR, together with colleagues from Spain and France, presented in the journal Nature Communications new theory of the origin of polyaromatic hydrocarbon molecules in the universe. According to the new theory, these molecules are formed by hydrogen etching of the graphitic surface of the stardust particles.
This image was first of the asteroid photographs made within the European project GLORIA, the global network of robotic telescopes. The image has thus achieved wide publicity, it was shown e.g. at the web pages of NASA or published in the newspaper Guardian.