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SEST radio telescope at La Silla, Chile

SEST radio telescope at La Silla, Chile

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DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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SEST telescope. Dish of the Swedish-ESO Sub- millimetre Telescope (SEST) at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) site at La Silla, Chile. The 15-metre diameter dish of this radio telescope is used for observations at frequencies of 70-365 gigahertz, corresponding to wavelengths of 0.8 to 42 millimetres. The parabolic surface of the dish is used to reflect & focus incoming electromagnetic radiation onto the receiving antenna above its centre.

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