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Saturday, May 16, 2015

new radio telescope

Powerful new radio telescope array monitors the entire sky 24/7 in real time
May 12, 2015

A night-time shot of some of the antennas of the OV-LWA with the center of our galaxy in the background. (Credit: Gregg Hallinan/Caltech) 
Detecting weak radio signals from the time of the births of first stars and galaxies
A new radio telescope array developed by a consortium led by Caltech can simultaneously image the entire sky at radio wavelengths with unmatched speed, helping astronomers to search for objects and phenomena that pulse, flicker, flare, or explode. The Owens Valley Long Wavelength Array (OV-LWA) is already producing unprecedented videos of the radio sky. Astronomers hope … more…

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