Radio Astronomy

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…

1 week 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.…

3 weeks 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…

3 weeks 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…

2 months ago

Radio Astronomers are Worried About Mega-Constellations and the Square Kilometer Array

With all the satellite constellations heading to space in the near future, there are concerns they will interfere with radio…

2 months ago

New Radio Telescope Is Going to Fly to the Far Side of the Moon to Listen to the Signals From the Early Universe

The phrase “silence is golden” is even more important for radio astronomers.  The sheer amount of radio output created by…

2 months ago

An Update on the Damage to the Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory suffered some serious damage last month, but an assessment and investigation is underway and repairs will follow!

3 months ago

A Broken Cable Smashed Part of the Arecibo Observatory

The iconic Arecibo Observatory recently suffered some damage when a support cable broke and created a large gash in the…

4 months ago

Searching for the End of the Universe’s “Dark Age”

According to the most widely accepted cosmological theories, the first stars in the Universe formed a few hundred million years…

6 months ago

How the World’s Biggest Radio Telescope Could be Used to Search for Aliens

In the coming years, China's FAST radio telescope could join in the hunt for extraterrestrials thanks to a partnership with…

8 months ago