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A Big Dish at the VLA Radio Observatory

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#96595 by @ 30.11.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
A Big Dish at the VLA Radio Observatory

Explanation: They are so large, they are almost unreal. The radio dishes of the Very Large Array (VLA) of radio telescopes might appear to some as a strange combination of a dinosaur skeleton and common satellite-TV receiving dish. Together, the 27 dishes of the VLA combine high sensitivity with high resolution, enabling a series of important astronomical discoveries, including water ice on planet Mercury, micro-quasars in our Galaxy, gravitationally-induced Einstein rings around distant galaxies, and radio counterparts to cosmologically distant gamma-ray bursts. Pictured above, a dish from the VLA was photographed last week near Socorro, New Mexico, USA.

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#96613 by @ 30.11.2006 03:01 - nach oben -
wasseriis ufem merkur.. nüme nüt, nöd wohr nöd
#96625 by @ 30.11.2006 13:08 - nach oben -
#96640 by @ 30.11.2006 17:22 - nach oben -
chammer denn dört jetzt schlittschüälä?
#96645 by @ 30.11.2006 18:44 - nach oben -
het chli wenig grav, aber wür abgoh