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written by Diane Fisher
published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
If you are interested in radio astronomy and you're willing to do some reading, this could be the site for you. You'll learn about the electromagnetic spectrum, thermal and non-thermal radiation, how hydrogen produces radio noise, and even the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Galactic and extra-galactic sources are particularly well-illustrated.
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- Instrumentation
= Radio Astronomy
= Telescopes
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Restriction: © 1997 California Institute of Technology
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Keywords: 21cm hydrogyen line, GAVRT project, Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope, Kirchhoff's laws of spectral analysis, Radio Astronomy, doppler shift, electromagnetic emission, electromagnetic radiation, radio continuum, radio frequency emission, radio lines, spectral lines, thermal radiation
Record Creator: Metadata instance created December 1, 2003 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated: Jan 19, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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Fisher, D. (2007, May 10). Basics of Radio Astronomy. Retrieved November 27, 2021, from Jet Propulsion Laboratory:
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