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Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory antenna part of the One-Mile Telescope Barton near Cambridge UK. Several different exposures blended to form this image, the Moon has been slightly increased in size for more prominance in the image _26K4173

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20 Great Infographics of 2012

2. The FAST telescope in China also reached some major milestones in its construction. Memuco highlights the details in A Big Eye on the Sky.

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Karl G Jansky Very Large Array, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, St. Agustine Plains/Socorro, NM

How the Huge ALMA Radio Telescope Works (Infographic) by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

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A stunning view across the landscape of West Virginia and something seems just a little incongruous. Like something out of a Thunderbirds episode the National Radio Astronomy Observatory appears as if from nowhere. It was placed in the mountains to ensure the best reception of outer space radio signals. Amazingly, the size of the dish is larger than a football feed and the telescope is taller than the Statue of Liberty.

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Whirlpool Galaxy, Messier 51, it's radio emissions extend beyond light emitted from its stars. Radio astronomy is the study of the invisible universe. Credit: NRAO/AUI

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National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope and the world's largest land-based movable structure. It is part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) site at Green Bank, West Virginia, USA. The telescope honors the name of the late Senator Robert C. Byrd.

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Radio Astronomy Archives -

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