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radio astronomy

n.
The branch of astronomy that uses observations of emissions in the radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum to study extraterrestrial sources such as stars, planets, galaxies, interstellar gas, and dust clouds.
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radio astronomy

n
(Astronomy) a branch of astronomy in which a radio telescope is used to detect and analyse radio signals received on earth from radio sources in space
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ra′dio astron`omy


n.
the branch of astronomy that utilizes extraterrestrial radiation in radio wavelengths rather than visible light for the study of the universe.
[1945–50]
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radio astronomy

The branch of astronomy dealing with the detection of objects in space by means of the radio waves that these objects emit.
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radio astronomy

The collection and analysis of radio waves from space, a technique that began in 1937.
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Noun1.radio astronomy - the branch of astronomy that detects and studies the radio waves emitted by celestial bodiesradio astronomy - the branch of astronomy that detects and studies the radio waves emitted by celestial bodies
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
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