Astronomy Cast Ep. 233: Radar

Article written: 4 Oct , 2011
Updated: 14 Jan , 2016

USSR's Pluton Radio Array

Radar is one of the those technologies that changed everything: it allows boats and aircraft to “see” at night and through thick fog. But it also changed astronomy and ground imaging, tracking asteroids with great accuracy, allowing spacecraft to peer through Venus’ thick clouds and revealing secrets beneath the Earth’s shifting sands.

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