Radio Astronomy

Radio Astronomy: Why study it? What can it teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has investigated the significance of studying impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets, astrobiology, solar physics, comets, planetary atmospheres, planetary geophysics, cosmochemistry, and meteorites, and how these…

2 weeks ago

Astronomers Propose a 50-Meter Submillimeter Telescope

Some parts of the Universe only reveal important details when observed in radio waves. That explains why we have ALMA,…

1 month ago

Using Smart Materials To Deploy A Dark Age Explorer

One of the most significant constraints on the size of objects placed into orbit is the size of the fairing…

4 months ago

Astronomers Find the Birthplaces of Stars in the Whirlpool Galaxy

Understanding how star-forming works at a galactic scale is challenging in our Milky Way. While we have a general understanding…

4 months ago

A Radio Telescope on the Moon Could Help Us Understand the First 50 Million Years of the Universe

In the coming decade, multiple space agencies and commercial space providers are determined to return astronauts to the Moon and…

4 months ago

A New Technique Has Dramatically Improved ALMA’s Resolution

To those familiar with optical telescopes, the idea of doing something to achieve higher resolution with their telescope may seem…

5 months ago

A Sneak Peek at the Next Generation Very Large Array’s New Antennae

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) recently disclosed a prototype radio telescope antennae for its next generation Very Large Array…

6 months ago

Starlinks are Easily Detected by Radio Telescopes

Visible and infrared astronomers are concerned about light pollution from satellite megaconstellations, and radio astronomers should be concerned too. A…

6 months ago

Astronomers are Working to Put a Radio Telescope on the Far Side of the Moon by 2025

Technicians at Berkeley Lab are building an experiment that will conduct radio astronomy on the far side of the Moon…

6 months ago

It’s Official. No More Astronomy at Arecibo

Even though the National Science Foundation announced last year that it would not rebuild or replace the iconic Arecibo radio…

7 months ago