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An array of antennas operating as a single instrument of high angular resolution. Radio interferometers have many different designs, ranging from two simple dipoles connected together to sophisticated multi-element arrays such as the Very Large Array, the Multi-Element Radio-Linked Interferometer Network, and the Mills cross. See also aperture synthesis; long-baseline interferometry; very long baseline interferometry.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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