2nd October 2019


What are the advantages and disadvantages of a radio telescope?

Advantages of radio telescopes. Radio waves are not blocked by clouds and are unaffected by the Earth's atmosphere, thus radio telescopes can receive signals during cloud cover. The exception being strong winds which affect the large dish and thunderstorms due to interference.

Also to know is, what is the most important use of radio telescope?

Radio telescope is an astronomical instrument consisting of a radio receiver and an antenna system that is used to detect radio-frequency radiation emitted by extraterrestrial sources.

Why do astronomers use telescopes designed to detect different types of electromagnetic radiation?

Astronomers use telescopes that detect different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Each type of telescope can only detect one part of the electromagnetic spectrum. There are radio telescopes, infrared telescopes, optical (visible light) telescopes and so on.
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