Radio Astronomy

If Axions Explain Dark Matter, it Could be Possible to Detect Them Nearby Neutron Stars

Astronomers look for dark matter in the radio signals of neutron stars. If found it could solve two problems in…

4 weeks 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…

4 weeks 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…

2 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.…

2 months ago

Brown dwarf discovered with a radio telescope for the first time

A brown dwarf has been detected by a radio telescope, which opens a new way to discover them.

2 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…

3 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…

3 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…

4 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…

5 months ago

An exoplanet has been found for the first time using radio telescopes

Astronomers have found an extrasolar planet around a main sequence star. Which isn't a big deal. With a radio telescope.…

5 months ago