radio telescope

New Receiver Will Boost Interplanetary Communication

As we explore the solar system, we'll need an interplanetary communication network that can keep up. A new receiver might…

1 month 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…

4 months ago

Complete and Total Mayhem in a Distant Galaxy Collision

A cluster of galaxies is nothing trivial. The shocks, the turbulence, the energy, as all of that matter and energy…

5 months ago

Astronomers Have Detected the Brightest Fast Radio Burst Ever Seen. Still No Idea What’s Causing Them

Earlier this month, scientists using the Parkes Radio Telescope detected three FRBs, one of which was the brightest ever observed

3 years ago

Black Hole Imaged For First Time By Event Horizon Telescope

Thanks to an international effort and multiple radio telescopes, astronomers have visualized an event horizon for the first time.

4 years ago

Fast Radio Bursts On Repeat – Aliens, Or A Rotating Neutron Star?

A team of scientists from CSIRO and McGill have achieved an first by being able to pinpoint the source of…

5 years ago

One of the Milky Way’s Arms Might Encircle the Entire Galaxy

Given that our Solar System sits inside the Milky Way Galaxy, getting a clear picture of what it looks like…

6 years ago

Future Games: Astronauts Tele-Operate An Earth-Bound Rover … From Space!

Astronauts, start your rover engines. Two astronauts recently remote-controlled a rover vehicle in California¬†from their perch on the International Space…

7 years ago

The Curious Channel 37 — Must-see TV For Radio Astronomy

Thanks to Channel 37, radio astronomers keep tabs on everything from the Sun to pulsars to the lonely spaces between…

8 years ago

Arecibo Observatory

[/caption] Named after the nearby city in Puerto Rico, the Arecibo Observatory (or Arecibo Radio Telescope) is the largest single-aperture…

11 years ago