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Submission + - LOFAR, the world's biggest telescope ( 1

HansonMB writes: Back in September, Motherboard ventured into the English countryside to listen to the universe. There lives a brand new piece of Europe’s already-massive Low Frequency Radio Array radio telescope: a clever EU-wide installation that uses low-tech antennas and supercomputer-power data processing to transform into a giant mega-telescope, absorbing cosmic radio waves from the full sky.
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LOFAR, the world's biggest telescope

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  • Although the name of the telescope implies that it's a low frequency instrument, it's actually meant to receive signals between 10-250 MHz, which makes it a High- to Very High-Frequency telescope according to standard frequency prefixes.

    I was expecting true LF [] - 30-300kHz.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist