Rendering of 350
Currently, the array is made up of 42 individual antennas, each of which is 20 feet in diameter. Eventually, the array will consist of 350 antennas, and in total, will have the ability to look at 2,500 times the amount of sky as the famous 73,000-square-foot Aricebo dish in Puerto Rico.
The Allen Telescope Array is a joint project between SETI and UC Berkeley's Astronomy department, and it is funded largely by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
This image is an artist's rendering of an aerial view of the full 350-antenna array.
December 12, 2008 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Isaac Gary
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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