radio telescope

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of radio telescope

: a radio receiver-antenna combination used for observation in radio astronomy

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First Known Use of radio telescope

1947

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  • : a piece of equipment that receives radio waves from space and that is used for finding stars and other objects


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