Oxford University’s Global Jet Watch astrophysics project explores how matter behaves in the vicinity of black holes. Five strategically situated telescopes around the globe ensure the team can collect the right dark matter data at any given time. At +12° above the equator, the Global Jet Watch observatory in Southern India battles extremely high temperatures (reaching above 40°C in the hot season). Thus, the installed equipment must not only be able to integrate with a control panel thousands of miles away, but also reliably withstand the rugged conditions.Thanks to Brainboxes Ethernet to Serial Adapters, as installed in all five of the Global Jet Watch observatories, data from the telescope in India is cleanly and reliably communicated across the globe to the University of Oxford's Department of Physics.
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