radio telescopes

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.

7 months ago

How the World’s Biggest Radio Telescope Could be Used to Search for Aliens

In the coming years, China's FAST radio telescope could join in the hunt for extraterrestrials thanks to a partnership with…

2 years ago

China’s FAST Telescope, the World’s Largest Single Radio Dish Telescope, is Now Fully Operational

After years of construction, China's new radio telescope is in action. The telescope, called FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope)…

2 years ago

How Will Aliens Find Us?

Trying to keep a low profile, to prevent the aliens from invading? Bad news. Life has actually been broadcasting our…

8 years ago

New Pulsar “Clocks” Will Aid Gravitational Wave Detection

This illustration shows a pulsar's magnetic field (blue) creates narrow beams of radiation (magenta). Image credit: NASA How do you…

12 years ago

35 Radio Observatories Link to Break Record

Ever wondered what the largest telescope on the Earth is? Well, this coming Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the…

12 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…

12 years ago