Radio Astronomy

Astronomers Have a New Way to Bypass Earth's Atmosphere

Radio telescopes have an advantage over optical telescopes, in that radio telescope can be used even in cloudy conditions here…

1 week ago

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…

3 months 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…

6 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…

6 months ago

Now Astronomers have Discovered “Ultra-Fast Radio Bursts” Lasting Millionths of a Second

A recent study published in Nature Astronomy examines the discovery of what astronomers are dubbing “ultra-fast radio bursts”, a new…

8 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…

8 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…

9 months ago

Storms on Saturn Can Have Impacts That Last for Hundreds of Years

While Jupiter has the famous Great Red Spot cyclonic storm, the other giant planets have less turbulent-looking surfaces. But they…

10 months ago

What Does 60 Years of Silence Tell Us About the Search for Extraterrestrials?

Astronomers have only been scanning the skies for a signal from extraterrestrial civilizations for about 60 years. Although no signal…

11 months ago

Did That Message Come From Earth or Space? Now SETI Researchers can be Sure

When SETI researchers discover an intriguing radio signal, their first instinct is to ask, "Is the signal coming from Earth?"…

11 months ago