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Big antenna. Space observation

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The large antenna of the 100-meter telescope radio Green Bank began operating in August 2000 in Green Bank, West Virginia, USA. Dedicated to Robert C. Byrd, the Green Bank Telescope weighs 30 times more than the Statue of Liberty, and can point anywhere in the sky with an accuracy of more than one thousandth of a degree.

The main antenna is so large that it could house a soccer field, and allows you to hear even the finest murmurs of quasars located throughout the Universe. Anyone can try to use the Green Bank Telescope, although the requests are intended to be as orderly as possible.

The Green Bank with its greatness and its innovative design is making it possible to investigate radio waves emitted from comets, planets, pulsars, distant galaxies and the nearest distant universe.

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