17 January 2010

Knockin on Heaven's Door

The radio telescope at Knockin is part of the Jodrell Bank array. This is one of seven radio telescopes that, operating together, form the MERLIN (multi-element radio linked interferometer network) facility, which investigates the evolution of stars and galaxies. Operated remotely from Jodrell Bank, the Knockin 'scope, built in 1976, works in conjunction with its six siblings to provide an effective aperture of 135 miles. It moves almost silently.

1 comment:

abijsmith said...

Fantastic photography!