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LOFAR, the World’s Biggest Telescope, Is Up and Running

February 23rd, 2011 02:00 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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HansonMB writes with this bit from Motherboard: “Back in September, Motherboard ventured into the English countryside to listen to the universe. There lives a brand new piece of Europe’s already-massive Low Frequency Radio Array radio telescope: a clever EU-wide installation that uses low-tech antennas and supercomputer-power data processing to transform into a giant mega-telescope, absorbing cosmic radio waves from the full sky.” That was then; now, says the article, “In the past month, using signals from the new station, LOFAR has delivered its first EU-UK radio ‘pictures.’”

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