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Feb 28, 2022

Astronomy Cast Ep. 632: Building Images: Optical vs Radio

by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

A recent image from the South African MeerKAT Telescope blew our minds. It was a high resolution image of the center of the Milky Way showing delicate filaments and other structures. What was so mind blowing is that this was an image from a radio telescope. Today we’re gonna talk about why this was such an accomplishment and what the future holds for radio astronomy.