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radio telescope Syllabification: ra·di·o tel·e·scope
Pronunciation: /ˈˌrādēˌō ˈteləˌskōp/

Definition of radio telescope in English:

noun

Astronomy
An instrument used to detect radio emissions from the sky, whether from natural celestial objects or from artificial satellites.
Example sentences
  • 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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