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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

The Green Bank Observatory

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The Green Bank Observatory The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Radio Telescope (GBT) focuses 2.3 acres of radio light. It is 485 ft tall, nearly as tall as the nearby mountains and much taller than pine trees in the national forest. The telescope is in a valley of the Allegheny mountains to shield the observations from radio interference.

Image courtesy of NRAO / AUI via Wikimedia Commons

(Date approximate.)

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about June 1, 2001

 

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