Definition of radio telescope in English:

radio telescope

Line breaks: radio tele|scope

noun

Astronomy
  • An instrument used to detect radio emissions from the sky, whether from natural celestial objects or from artificial satellites.
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    • A radio telescope has detected hundreds of hydrogen clouds in the gaseous halo that surrounds the disk of our galaxy.
    • Jupiter is not hot enough to emit visible light, but it does radiate a huge flux of microwaves, making it quite bright to a radio telescope.
    • The molecule, discovered accidentally while observing stars with a radio telescope, naturally occurs in intense reactions that take place in heavenly bodies like our sun.

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