radio telescope


Definition of radio telescope

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

Examples of radio telescope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pictured is the large radio telescope CHIME that picked up the FRB. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 15 July 2022 Researchers got a big boost from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, a revolutionary new Canadian radio telescope. Globe Staff,, 21 July 2022 As the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope, Sky Eye focuses on the search for extraterrestrial life. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 15 June 2022 In 1974, researchers use the Arecibo radio telescope to beam a message into space – the communication that this study is partially based on – but the Puerto Rico instrument collapsed in 2020. Julia Musto, Fox News, 10 May 2022 The follow-up observation of ORC1 with the MeerKAT radio telescope. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 30 Mar. 2022 One is using a giant new radio telescope, and the other is choosing a compelling new target. Chris Impey, The Conversation, 29 Apr. 2022 The messages close with an invitation for extraterrestrials to respond using a radio telescope apparatus of their own. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 7 May 2022 It’s all designed to work together and control the biggest radio telescope the world has ever seen. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of radio telescope

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Radio telescope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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