Cosmic Radio

Enlarge Image credit: © ASTRON MORE IMAGES

The first station in what would be the largest radio telescope ever built, called LOFAR (Low Frequency Array), had a successful test run last week, earning the go-ahead for full construction later this year. A total of 77 stations—including 96 antennas planted in these fields near Exloo Drenthe, the Netherlands—would eventually dot Holland and Germany and allow astronomers to listen in on the first galaxies in the universe.

Share this Article:


You must sign in or register as a member to submit a comment.

Starting Thanksgiving

Enter code: HOLIDAY 2015
at checkout

Get 20% off now! >


Email this Article