Radio Astronomy

Gravitational Lenses Could Allow a Galaxy-Wide Internet

We could gravitationally lens radio signals to communicate with space probes at other stars. Maybe even communicate across the galaxy.

2 months ago

Work Begins on Cleaning up Arecibo. The job Could Cost $50 Million

The collapse of Arecibo’s radio telescope was a devastating blow to the radio astronomy community.  On December 1st, the suspended…

2 months ago

A map of 25,000 Supermassive Black Holes Across the Universe

The Low Frequency Array has mapped a portion of the sky at the lowest radio frequencies ever, revealing more than…

2 months ago

A New Radar Instrument Will Try To Fill the Void Left By Arecibo

Observational astronomy is dependent on its data, and therefore also dependent on the instruments that collect that data.  So when…

3 months ago

Radio Emissions Have Been Detected from an Exoplanet

Invisible Glow Finding planets out in the Universe is pretty hard. I say this despite the fact that two planets…

5 months ago

Australian Radio Telescopes Just Completed a map of the Universe

CSIRO has made a detailed radio survey of the southern hemisphere, and discovered a million new galaxies.

5 months ago

Arecibo’s Damage is so Serious and Dangerous, They’re Just Going to Scrap the Observatory Entirely

In the wake of a second structural failure, the NSF has announced that the iconic Arecibo Observatory will be decommissioned…

6 months ago

A Second Cable has Failed at Arecibo, Causing Even More Damage to the Radio Observatory

Another main cable that supports the Arecibo Observatory broke last week, falling onto the reflector dish and causing more damage.…

6 months ago

Australia’s Parkes Telescope Just Got a New Name: Murriyang, Which Means “Skyworld”

Australia’s iconic 64-meter Parkes radio telescope has been given a new traditional name to recognize the Wiradjuri, who own the…

6 months ago

The Moon is the Perfect Spot for SETI

A recent white paper submitted to the PSA Decadal Survey 2023-2032 recommends that a lunar observatory be built that can…

7 months ago