radio astronomy


Definition of radio astronomy

: astronomy dealing with radio waves received from outside the earth's atmosphere

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Other Words from radio astronomy

radio astronomer noun
radio astronomical adjective

Examples of radio astronomy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earth is also full of its own radio emissions that can prevent faint signals from being tracked by radio astronomy. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 8 May 2021 Niday was heading out on patrol of Green Bank, West Virginia, to keep tabs on radio noise that might interfere with the half-dozen giant, dish-shaped telescopes looming behind us at the nation’s oldest federal radio astronomy observatory. Stephen Kurczy, Wired, 3 Aug. 2021 Most radio astronomy is done by pointing a large dish at a portion of the sky in hopes of catching a burst, while CHIME is able to take in data from half of the sky as earth rotates, the statement said., 9 June 2021 RadioNet, a network representing radio astronomy, requested an extension to the comments deadline but was declined. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, 11 May 2021 Led by Gorham at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, a pioneering effort in neutrino radio astronomy was ANITA (Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna), which began gathering data in 2006. Katrina Miller, Scientific American, 27 Apr. 2021 This unprecedented picture of one of the most mysterious objects in all of physics is the latest in a long line of discoveries made possible by radio astronomy. Quanta Magazine, 13 Apr. 2021 Other researchers doing similar work think the find is a great example of why radio astronomy is getting more attention. Max G. Levy, Wired, 24 Feb. 2021 The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), a set of 66 radio astronomy dishes perched high in the Chilean Andes, was hit hard by the pandemic. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of radio astronomy

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radio astronomy was in 1948

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14 Sep 2021

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“Radio astronomy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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