Giant Radio Telescopes Tune In To The Stars

Giant Radio Telescopes Tune In To The Stars


The visible light comprises a minuscule fraction of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Radio telescopes allow us to observe what cannot be seen, like microwave background radiation — the echo of the Big Bang. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 18 of the most expansive intergalactic listening stations.

Be sure to also check out these incredible planetarium projectors, these mechanical planetary models, and some more wondrous telescopes.


Arecibo Observatory Aerial

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ESO Submillimetre, Chile

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Astropeiler

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P-400 Ukraine

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Standing inside the dish at Jodrell Bank

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Underneath the mesh at Arecibo


Ooty Radio Telescope

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Jodrell Bank

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Parkes Radio Telescope

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Chilbolton radio telescope, UK


Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope WSRT


Russian Spektr R space-born radio telescope

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ADU-1000


Bell Labs Horn Antenna, NJ

Possibly the most important and unusual telescope of all — the one where the echo of the Big Bang was discovered.

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Green Bank Telescope

Largest steerable telescope in the world.


Mount Pleasant Radio Telescope, Tasmania

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TNA-1500 radio telescope, Russia


South Pole radio telescope