ALMA image of the protoplanetary disk around HL Tauri.
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
November 6, 2014 Images produced by a giant radio telescope array in Chile's Atacama desert show a nascent star and what's thought to be its solar system in the process of being born.
The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope is protected from interference by federal and state laws.
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October 8, 2013 For the few hundred people living in the cell- and wireless-free town of Green Bank, W.Va., staying connected — to each other and to the outside world — is a daily challenge. The area is within a zone designed to protect a giant radio telescope from interference.
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The Very Large Array in Socorro, N.M.
October 4, 2013 New Mexico's 27 dishes as well as a 100-meter antenna in West Virginia are among the National Science Foundation-funded telescopes that are being pointed upright into the "stow" position, preventing astronomers from continuing their work.
September 14, 2011 Convinced that signals from Wi-Fi devices and cellphones have been making them sick, dozens of people have moved to a "radio quiet zone" around the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va.
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