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05/23/2016: Science: Nurturing Success From Failure

On a calm November evening in 1988, the 300 foot radio telescope at Green Bank Observatory collapsed. While the collapse was a huge blow to radio astronomy, it is somewhat surprising that it lasted as long as it did. The radio telescope was proposed in 1960 as a way to fill the observational gap between…

05/10/2016: Virtual Earth-space telescope sheds new light on Milky Way

Astronomers have created a virtual Earth-space radio telescope more than 100,000 miles across – a super-high resolution that reveals new details of a quasar and our Milky Way. The researchers were surprised when their Earth-space system revealed a temperature hotter then 10 trillion degrees. “Only this space-Earth system could reveal this temperature, and now we…

04/27/2016: Green Bank Ein Dorf ohne Elektrosmog

Green Bank – A Village without Electric Smog Aired by ZDF.  See more a: http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/2727362/Green-Bank-Ein-Dorf-ohne-Elektrosmog#/beitrag/video/2727362/Green-Bank-Ein-Dorf-ohne-Elektrosmog

4/12/16: Breakthrough Listen Initiative Publicly Sharing Data from Unprecedented Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe

The $100 million initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe – is releasing initial observational datasets to the world, Breakthrough Initiatives announced today. January 2016 saw ‘first light’ for Breakthrough Listen, with observations marking the start of the 10-year effort announced in July 2015 at London’s Royal Society by Yuri Milner, Stephen…

4/12/16: Green Bank Telescope begins 10-year search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Since January, scientists taking part in a $100 million, 10-year search for extraterrestrial intelligence have used Pocahontas County’s Green Bank Telescope to search the 200 stars nearest Earth for radio signals bearing clues of the possible presence of other civilizations. The search, called Project Breakthrough Listen, was announced last July by Russian billionaire and space…