Radio Astronomy

Something Really Wants our Attention. One Object Released 1,652 Fast Radio Bursts in 47 Days

Researchers working with the 500-Meter FAST telescope in China reported 1,652 fast radio bursts in 47 days coming from a…

6 days ago

What’s Causing the Mysterious Radio Waves Coming From the Center of the Milky Way?

The center of the Milky Way is a mysterious place. Astronomers think there's a supermassive black hole there, though it…

1 week ago

A Magnetic Tunnel Surrounds the Earth

What if our eyes could see radio waves? If we could, we might be able to look up into the…

1 week ago

China’s FAST Telescope Could Detect Self-Replicating Alien Probes

One of the most challenging questions to answer when confronting the Fermi Paradox is why exponentially scaling technologies haven’t taken…

2 weeks ago

ALMA’s new Receivers Will let it see Longer Wavelengths, Peering Closer to the Beginning of the Universe

The ALMA telescope is getting a new set of receivers, enabling it to detect wavelengths down to 8.5 mm. These…

1 month ago

The Square Kilometer Array has Gotten the Official Green Light to Begin Construction

The Square Kilometer Array, the largest radio telescope ever proposed, just commenced construction in South Africa and Australia.

4 months ago

A Lunar Farside Telescope Could Detect Exoplanets Through Their Magnetospheres

Earth's ionosphere blocks us from seeing radio aurora on distant worlds, but a radio telescope on the Moon would let…

4 months ago

CHIME Detected Over 500 Fast Radio Burst in its First Year, Providing new Clues to What’s Causing Them

The CHIME radio observatory detected over 500 Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) during its first year in operation, the study of…

4 months ago

NASA is Getting Serious About a Radio Telescope on the Moon

It’s widely known by now that the “dark side” of the moon, made famous by Pink Floyd, isn’t actually dark.…

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago