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The Very Large Array of Radio Telescopes

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#86890 by @ 15.05.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
The Very Large Array of Radio Telescopes


Explanation:
The most photogenic array of
radio telescopes in the world has also
been one of the most productive.

Each of the 27
radio telescopes in the
Very Large Array (VLA) is the size of a
house and can be moved on train tracks.

The above pictured
VLA, inaugurated in
1980 is situated in
New Mexico,
USA.

The VLA has been used to discover
water on planet Mercury,
radio-bright coronae around ordinary stars,
micro-quasars in our Galaxy,
gravitationally-induced Einstein rings around distant galaxies, and
radio counterparts to cosmologically distant gamma-ray bursts.

The vast size of the
VLA has allowed astronomers to study the
details of super-fast cosmic jets, and even
map the center of our Galaxy.

An upgrade of the VLA is
being planned.




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zorg.ch
#86957 by @ 15.05.2006 23:02, edited @ 15.05.2006 23:03 - nach oben -
Das da genau 22 müänd si ?
zorg.ch
#86958 by @ 15.05.2006 23:09, edited @ 15.05.2006 23:09 - nach oben -
knapp denebed
zorg.ch
#86969 by @ 16.05.2006 01:34 - nach oben -
me chas als 22 einzelni oder als 1 grosses bruche. also 23
zorg.ch
#86973 by @ 16.05.2006 07:23 - nach oben -
sind aber 27...