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Recycling, the Radio-Astronomical Way

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Science  03 Apr 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5923, pp. 23
DOI: 10.1126/science.324.5923.23

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As telecom companies switch from radio dishes to optical fiber cables, the shuttered dishes are being reborn as radio telescopes, allowing universities and observatories to take advantage of a low-cost opportunity to commence or expand observations.