The trailblazers of American radio astronomy called Green Bank Observatory home over 60 years ago. Today, their legacy is alive and well. Nestled in the mountain ranges and farmland of West Virginia, within the National Quiet Zone, radio astronomers are listening to the remote whispers of the universe, in order to discover answers to our most astounding astronomical questions.Explore radio science
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January 13, 2018
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January 10, 2018
Using the GBT, and Arecibo, an international team of astronomers have gained new insight into the extreme home of a mysterious source of cosmic radio bursts....
Its huge collecting area allows us to see these incredibly small energies that we're trying to study. The types of energies we look at are less than the energy of a single snowflake falling on the earth.
Karen O'Neil, GBO Director