Saturday, April 13, 2013

Lovell Telescope

The Lovell Telescope is a radio telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, England. This type of telescope is used in radio astronomy to study celestial objects at radio frequencies. The discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation, which provided compelling evidence for the Big Bang, was made through radio astronomy.


This is one way we may discover life beyond our solar system. Do you think we will - eventually?

22 comments:

  1. Massive telescope.
    I'd like to believe something is out there, but not sure. I'm not sure we'd want to find it, either.

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  2. I bet the Cheshire cat uses it to find intergalactic mice...

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    1. The Cheshire cat no doubt uses his charm to attract mice to him!

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  3. i don't think there will be life as we know it

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    1. Maybe not, but it is possible.

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  4. So it looks for signature wavelengths or something and can distinguish objects by their wave pattern? This is so over my head...which is why I'm not an astrophysicist. Obvs. :P

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    1. I copy/pasted this from wiki:

      Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum longer than infrared light. Radio waves have frequencies from 300 GHz to as low as 3 kHz, and corresponding wavelengths ranging from 1 millimeter to 100 kilometers. Like all other electromagnetic waves, they travel at the speed of light. Naturally occurring radio waves are made by lightning, or by astronomical objects.

      I'm not an astrophysicist either but since I'm trying to write scifi I decided I better become more knowledgeable on the subject.

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    1. I tend to think yes, too, but I have no idea what it might look like.

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  6. I totally think so... Technology advancements are changing every HOUR... LOl

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  7. I think we are on the verge, but it may be disappointing to us ordinary folks. Chatting with microbes is not likely to be much fun.
    Thanks for a nice post.
    Mary at Mary A to Z

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  8. I think we shall discover life beyond Earth. As for the solar system, I have no idea.

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  9. I think the universe is so big there has to be another planet that can support some kind of life.

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  10. I believe there is life somewhere out there...

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  11. I would love to visit here and take a tour- it would be awesome to see.

    I doubt we are alone in the universe.

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  12. Yes, I think so, and I sure hope we will and soon. The universe is awfully big to remain alone for so long. We're not alone... it can't be.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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  13. Not in our lifetime but when we do I hope they Love-ll us

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  14. I found your site on A-Z, stopped by because I'm from Maine too, and stayed to look at all your challenge posts, because they are awesome! I'll definitely be back.

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  15. Life beyond solar system is a fantasy I believe. :)

    -Fellow blogger from A to Z!

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  16. i use a little of that microwave radiation in my time travel story. :)

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