Earthquake Damage Has This Giant Telescope Hanging by a Thread

Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, should look familiar to anyone who watched GoldenEye or Contact a lot as a kid. But an earthquake near the observatory did some serious damage last month, nearly snapping one of the cables supporting the reflector platform hovering 450 feet in the… » 2/13/14 11:00am 2/13/14 11:00am

New Mexico Radio Telescope Hears Jupiter-Area Calls

Scientists seem to be focused on extraterrestrial mobile phone service recently, first planning for them on the moon and now claiming the ability to detect a cellular call on Jupiter. This half-billion-mile range is made possible by upgrading their Very Large Array radio telescope to handle digital data streams. » 2/24/08 7:00pm 2/24/08 7:00pm