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(Survey for Transient Astronomical Radio Emission)
(array of radio telescopes monitoring radio transients)

STARE (for Survey for Transient Astronomical Radio Emission) is a distributed array of radio telescopes that aimed to detect radio transients such as fast radio bursts (FRBs). It consisted of three small radio telescopes located at existing radio observatories designed to monitor a substantial field of view at the zenith, at 611 GHz frequency. Data collected at the three was compared to discover coincident transients, much like is done with gravitational-wave detectors. STARE identified some solar radio transients.

A follow-on STARE2, consists of four such telescopes that cover a wider frequency-range, which has been successful in recording FRBs.

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