Radio Astronomy

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.

2 weeks 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 weeks 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…

1 month 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.…

2 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.

4 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…

4 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…

5 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…

6 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…

7 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.

8 months ago