radio telescope


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radio telescope

n.
A device used in radio astronomy for detecting and recording radio waves coming from stars and other celestial objects, usually consisting of a radio receiver with an antenna fixed on a wide bowl-shaped reflector that collects the waves.

radio telescope

n
(Astronomy) an instrument consisting of an antenna or system of antennas connected to one or more radio receivers, used in radio astronomy to detect and analyse radio waves from space

ra′dio tel′escope


n.
a parabolic or dipolar antenna used to detect radio waves emitted by stars, galaxies, and other sources in space.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radio telescope - astronomical telescope that picks up electromagnetic radiations in the radio-frequency range from extraterrestrial sourcesradio telescope - astronomical telescope that picks up electromagnetic radiations in the radio-frequency range from extraterrestrial sources
astronomical telescope - any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources
dish aerial, dish antenna, saucer, dish - directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
radio interferometer - radio telescope that uses interference patterns from two antennas instead of a parabolic antenna
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Today, Jodrell operates the UKs national e-MERLIN radio telescope and hosts the global headquarters of the Square Kilometre Array, a radio telescope project that will build the worlds largest telescope, comprised of a network of instruments sited in South Africa and Australia.
Iran's first radio telescope was unveiled in March 2018.
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"We can detect that reflected signal with our radio telescope and track where it is in the sky, using that information to give some level of warning about possible collisions." In the past, the group had tracked 10 pieces of space junk simultaneously using the same technique.
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Astronomers have used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to observe a nearby radio galaxy, known as Centaurus A, and to study complex mechanisms that are fuelling jets of material blasting away from a black hole 55 million times more massive than the sun.
Observations are obtained regularly in conjunction with RadioAstron, a 10-meter radio telescope the Russian space agency launched into orbit in 2011, for example.
The Parkes radio telescope was the receiver that picked up the first transmissions from Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin when they set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.
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The finding by an international team of astronomers marks the first time that a so-called "fast radio burst" has been detected using an instrument other than the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
The new antenna will be similar to the 25 SATCOM Technologies-built radio telescope antennas operating at the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array observatory that is located 200 km (124 miles) from the LLAMA site, in the Chilean portion of the Atacama Desert.
We have constructed a Very Small Radio Telescope (VSRT) using instructions obtained from MIT Haystack Observatory.

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