NRC builds latest in radio detectors

From the National Research Council of Canada comes the most sensitive and precise radio detector ever for probing the cosmos. The “Band 3” millimeter-wavelength radio receiver promises to revolutionize studies of the cold universe and answer questions about the birth of stars and planets. Created at the NRC’s Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, the receiver systems will be installed on the world’s largest and most sophisticated radio telescope, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA, currently under construction in the Chilean Andes. Click here to read more.

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