Amber Lea (freetobeme) wrote in space_nerds,
Amber Lea
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The Very Large Array.


I took the above picture last summer on my trip through New Mexico.


I thought I that I too would point out that VLA rules.

If you're into radio astronomy at all it's really very amazing to see. And now I hear they're planning upgrades.

As APOD described:

"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."
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