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Gas in the cloud, detected with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s 45-meter Nobeyama radio telescope, was moving with a very wide range of velocities, some of it so fast that the team suspected something very massive was hiding there.
Over the next several weeks, 70 optical and radio telescopes were able to pinpoint the source of the commotion — a brightening point of light near the galaxy NGC 4993.
In 2009, a combination of optical and radio telescope observations produced this image of a spiral galaxy and an elliptical galaxy gradually becoming one, 13 million light years from Earth.
The Arecibo Observatory, a massive radio telescope built in 1963, featured in films and nestled in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, was raked by the eye of the storm but survived almost unscathed.
Opened in 1963, Arecibo is a multipurpose facility that can function as a passive radio telescope for astronomy: It was used in the Nobel Prize–winning discovery of the first binary pulsar in 1974.
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Definition of radio telescope for English Language Learners
: a piece of equipment that receives radio waves from space and that is used for finding stars and other objects
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