Explained: How PASIPHAE will peep into the unknown regions of the sky

The mysteries surrounding the origin of the universe continue to draw human curiosity. The development of a vital instrument, which will be used in upcoming sky surveys to study stars, is being led by an Indian astronomer. The project has been funded by the world’s leading institutions, signalling India’s growing expertise in building complex astronomical instruments.

What is PASIPHAE?

Polar-Areas Stellar-Imaging in Polarisation High-Accuracy Experiment (PASIPHAE) is an international collaborative sky surveying project. Scientists aim to study the polarisation in the light coming from millions of stars.

The name is inspired from Pasiphae, the daughter of Greek Sun God Helios, who was married to King Minos.

The survey will use two high-tech optical polarimeters to…

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