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Lovell Radio Telescope dish at Jodrell Bank Featured Telescopes Radio Image

Lovell Radio Telescope dish at Jodrell Bank

Lovell Radio Telescope at Jodrell Bank. Thedish of the Lovell Radio Telescope dominates thehorizon at the Jodrell Bank Observatory. Thetelescope dish has a diameter of 76 metres, andwas the first large-dish radio telescope in theworld. It is named in honour of Sir BernardLovell, British astronomer. The Jodrell BankObservatory is near Macclesfield in Cheshire, UK

© Martin Bond/Science Photo Library

Supermassive black hole, artwork Featured Telescopes Radio Image

Supermassive black hole, artwork

Supermassive black hole. Artwork of an accretion disc of infalling material (orange) and a high-energy particle jet (blue) associated with a supermassive black hole at the centre of a galaxy. Black holes are formed when matter collapses to densities where gravity prevents light escaping. Supermassive ones can contain the mass of billions of stars. X-rays from the base of the jet illuminates the accretion disc, allowing studies such as those carried out by NASA's NuSTAR mission (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array). This allows calculations of the rate of rotation within the accretion disc, and the rate of spin of the black hole. Image published in 2013

© NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Astronomy & the electromagnetic spectrum Featured Telescopes Radio Image

Astronomy & the electromagnetic spectrum

Astronomy and the electromagnetic spectrum. The EM spectrum runs from gamma rays (left), via X-rays, ultraviolet, optical, and infrared, to radio waves (right). Some spectral bands (radio, IR, optical) can employ sea-level or mountain-top telescopes. Other bands (notably UV, gamma, X-ray) suffer from absorption of EM radiation by Earth's atmosphere. They use balloons, planes and satellites to take telescopes into the upper atmosphere or outer space. Powerful sources of EM radiation are active galaxies (top left) in the gamma and X-ray bands, star-forming regions in infrared (top centre), supernova remnants and the glow of radiation from the Big Bang (top right) in the radio band

© JULIAN BAUM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY