Related topics: radio telescopes

Watch a real-time map of Starlink satellites orbiting Earth

In an effort to enhance the educational outreach of Starlink constellation, an interactive global map of SpaceX Starlink internet satellites provides live coverage of every satellite in orbit around the Earth.

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, the Atacama Large Millimeter–submillimeter Array, a collection of 7-meter and 12-meter radio telescopes ...

Can astronomers use radar to spot a cataclysmic asteroid?

How can humans protect the Earth from "devastating asteroid and comet impacts?" According to the National Academies and their 2023-2032 Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey, ground-based astronomical radar systems ...

Lunar science is entering a new active phase

For the first time since 1972, NASA is putting science experiments on the moon in 2024. And thanks to new technologies and public-private partnerships, these projects will open up new realms of scientific possibility. As ...

ALMA gets a new hydrogen maser

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has just received a "heart transplant," high in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. ALMA, the most complex astronomical observatory ever built on Earth, installed ...

Magnetic launch of black hole jets in Perseus A

The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has recently resolved the jet base of an evolving jet of plasma at ultra-high angular resolution.

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