Jodrell Bank Observatory

Jodrell Bank Observatory

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Caption: Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, England. At centre, pointing skywards, is the Lovell radio telescope. The dish of this radio telescope has a diameter of 76 metres. Formally known as the Mark IA, it was commissioned in 1957, with improvement works carried out in 1970-1. It was the first large-dish radio telescope in the world.

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