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World's largest radio telescope bigger with new Swedish LOFAR station

20 Sep 2011, 12:11 UTC
World's largest radio telescope bigger with new Swedish LOFAR station Onsala Space Observatory/Leif Helldner

On Monday, Sweden's Minister for Education and Research, Jan Björklund, will open Onsala Space Observatory's newest telescope. Part of Lofar, the world's largest radio telescope, it is the biggest telescope built in Sweden in the last 35 years. Lofar will map radio signals which have travelled across the universe for billions of years. Scientists expect Lofar to answer questions about the nature of our universe.

Lofar (Low Frequency Array) is a new kind of radio telescope. It can see radio waves with low frequencies, similar to those that give us FM radio.Read more

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