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3 World Biggest Mills Cross

World Biggest Mills Cross

Posted on July 19, 2012 by team


This cross-type radio telescope is located in the oldest science institution of Russia that researches radio astronomy in Puschino. Several telescopes operate today on the territory, the most effective of them is DKR-1000.

DKR-1000 consists of two antennas: East – West and North – South. The construction works started in 1958. On the photo above are partially assembled bearings of the East-West antenna.

Erection tower

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3 Responses to “World Biggest Mills Cross”

  1. petrohof says:

    built before computors? maybe that is why they mis-calculated the weight of the counter weights and had to add a lot of weight.

  2. BHC says:

    But can it get HBO ?

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