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Radio Telescopes: Like Car Radios, but Bigger

When we think “telescope”, we picture peering through a viewfinder or viewing images of the stars. However, visible light is only a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum; we can learn much about our galaxy by viewing visible light’s less frequent older brother, the radio wave. Radio telescopes¬†are the technological descendants of actual radios (like … Continue reading Radio Telescopes: Like Car Radios, but Bigger Continue reading

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Radio Telescopes: Like Car Radios, but Bigger

When we think “telescope”, we picture peering through a viewfinder or viewing images of the stars. However, visible light is only a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum; we can learn much about our galaxy by viewing visible light’s less frequent older brother, the radio wave. Radio telescopes are the technological descendants of actual radios (like … Continue reading Radio Telescopes: Like Car Radios, but Bigger Continue reading

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