Hundreds of New Galaxies Detected in First Image From Super Telescope

The MeerKAT radio telescope isn’t even finished being built, but it’s already released its first image: a small patch of sky showcasing 1,300 galaxies. Read More >>

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The World’s Largest Radio Telescope Dish Is Taking Shape Like a Giant Puzzle

Within a year, the world’s current largest single-dish radio telescope, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, will lose its title. It will instead be usurped by this: the five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) in Pingtang County, China. Read More >>

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The Ageing Giant of Telescopes, Shrouded in Tropical Mist 

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is one of the most famous telescopes in the world: it’s been in a James Bond film (GoldenEye) as well as Contact. Now that the telescope is ageing, though, it’s only looking more dramatic. Read More >>

Earthquake Damage Has Goldeneye’s Giant Telescope Hanging by a Thread

Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, should look familiar to anyone who watched GoldenEye or Contact a lot as a kid. But an earthquake near the observatory did some serious damage last month, nearly snapping one of the cables supporting the reflector platform hovering 450 feet in the air. Talk about a big oops! Read More >>