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A Big Dish at the VLA Radio Observatory

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