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17 Feb 2009

First World's Largest Radio Telescope Array, USA

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A pronghorn at the VLA Very Large Array Radiot...Image by gordmckenna via Flickr

The VLA or Very Large Array

Wikipedia describes:
"The Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Augustin, between the towns of Magdalena and Datil, some fifty miles (80 km) west of Socorro, New Mexico, USA. U.S." It consists of 27 independent antennas, each of which has a dish diameter of 25 meters (82 feet) and weighs 209 metric tonnes (230 Short tons).

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