Friday, June 19, 2009

M.Palada

Drving down to Avalanche last week, we got a shot of the Radio Telescope at M.Palada, or Muthorai Palada a few km outside Ooty. Anyone expecting to see a giant telescope trained on the stars is doomed to disappointment. The blue looking thing on the hill slope is actually an array of antenna which detect and collect data on radio sources.
TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research ) put this small village on the map and it has remained fairly unspoilt until now. When the developers have discovered this area.

3 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the name Ooty! I've only recently learned it!
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mrinal said...

nice to c ur blog.U r lucky to live in such a lovely place.there is something enticing about ur blog

Anil P said...

Haven't seen the array, but wonder what signals they must be picking up at Ooty.