Contest #748 – Murcheson Widefield Array, South Murchison, Australia

At the beginning of February, 2022, newspapers and news sites all over the world had a headline with some version of this:

The new object was discovered by a grad student from Curtin University named Tyrone O’Doherty using the Murcheson Widefield Array.

The MWA is a radio telescope that concentrates on low-frequencies. Located in Western Austrailia, it consists of 4,096 cells called “tiles” which are little connected antennas spread over a 40 square KM area.

Those who found the site before the hint were:

  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans

And after the hint:

  • Gillian B
  • Robin
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Robert
  • Alison Emann
  • Andreas Meister
  • Graham Hedley