Radio telescope

Radio telescope

R160/0331 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 58.6MB

Downloadable file size: 5.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Radio telescope. Artwork of the silhouette of a radio telescope under the Milky Way galaxy seen in visible light. Radio telescopes detect radio waves from space. These are emitted by objects such as nebulae (clouds of gas and dust), and non-luminous objects in distant galaxies. Radio waves can be detected by ground-based astronomy because Earth's atmosphere is transparent to radio waves. Objects look very different when viewed in visible light and in radio. This is because stars rarely emit radio waves. Radio waves have much less energy than visible light, generally being emitted by objects that are cool and dark.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: antenna, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysics, dish, galactic, galaxy, illustration, milky way, observatory, optical, parabolic, radio telescope, research, silhouette, silhouetted, technological, technology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.