Radio Astronomy

Professor McMahon and his students then compare their data to the data astronomers collect. Astronomers use radio telescopes to identify molecules found in space. Radio telescopes are shaped like big bowls. They sit on the surface of the earth and their antennas collect information from space using radio waves. If a molecule made in the lab has a spectrum that matches the information obtained from the radio telescopes the molecule in space can be identified!

Joddrell Bank - World's largest fully steerable radio telescope

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