• Short Summary

    ON FRIDAY THE WORLD'S LARGEST KNOWN RADAR AND RADIO-TELESCOPE WAS DEDICATED IN PUERTO RICO WITH THE PREDICTION THAT IT WOULD HELP MAKE CLEAR "THE GRAND ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSE".

  • Description

    ON FRIDAY THE WORLD'S LARGEST KNOWN RADAR AND RADIO-TELESCOPE WAS DEDICATED IN PUERTO RICO WITH THE PREDICTION THAT IT WOULD HELP MAKE CLEAR "THE GRAND ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNIVERSE".THE FORECAST WAS MADE BY DR.THOMAS GOLD, HEAD OF THE ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY.THE UNIVERSITY BUILT AND WILL OPERATE THE NEW 1,000 FT (300 METRES) DIAMETER INSTRUMENT, WHICH IS PLACED IN RUGGED MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRY NEAR ARECEIBO.

    IT CAN SERVE EITHER AS RADAR INSTRUMENT - SENDING OUT PULSES OF ENERGY AND MEASURING THE RETURN ECHO - OR AS A PASSIVE RADIO TELESCOPE COLLECTING RADIO WAVES FROM SOURCES BEYOND THE EARTH.ONE OF THE TELESCOPE'S USES WILL BE STUDYING THE LITTLE-UNDERSTOOD SOURCES OF NATURAL RADIO ENERGY.IT IS EXPECTED TO BE ABLE TO DETECT RADIO WAVES FROM GALACTIC SOURCES FAR BEYOND THE 36 BILLION - TRILLION-MILE MAXIMUM OF PREVIOUS RADIO TELESCOPES.

    THE TELESCOPE TOOK MORE THAN 3 YEARS TO BUILD AT A COST OF SOME GBP3 MILLION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3XGSCC5TZGSK086MB23U1OPAK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XGSCC5TZGSK086MB23U1OPAK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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