Feb 25, 2019, 7:36 PM
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Iran's first ever radio telescope unveiled

Tehran, Feb 25, IRNA – After years of endless efforts, Iranian researchers and scientists were quite successful to design and produce the first ever home-made radio telescope to serve the country's physicians, academicians and university students, Head of Iran's Space Research Center Omid Shokofa said on Monday.

Speaking in the unveiling ceremony of the product, he said that rendering educational services to people from all walks of life was the root cause of the idea to produce such a facility needed by the people in the country.

Fortunately, the Iranian officials' support efforts to develop indigenized and sophisticated technological know-how to attain and promote national development, he said.

A radio telescope is a specialized antenna and receiver used to receive radio waves from astronomical radio sources in the sky in radio astronomy.

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