The Green Bank Telescope Teams Up with the VLBA for New Project

NRAO, Green Bank Observatory and Raytheon team up to detect and characterize near-Earth asteroids

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Green Bank Observatory is collaborating with the Raytheon Company to detect and characterize near-Earth asteroids in our solar system large enough to cause significant damage should they ever strike the Earth.

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Leap into Science leadership members Cree Lahti and Sophie de Saint Georges are excited to share the program with educators in West Virginia who want to add fun to their curriculum.
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Looping Radio Signal Baffles Astronomers

Scientists have detected the first reliable radio signal pattern in space … The transmission broadcasts from a galaxy half a billion light years away. Can radio astronomy catch up and solve the mystery?

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GBT Detects Super-Quiet Repeating Fast Radio Burst

Recently, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) confirmed the detection of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB). The super-sensitive GBT was able to confirm that the radio burst from FRB 171019, initially detected by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope, did repeat.

This detection lends credence to the theory that almost all fast radio bursts repeat, just very, very quietly.

Read more about this on the American Astronomical Society (AAS) website.

WPHS Astronomy Students Present On World Stage

Wheeling Middle School science teacher Debbie McKay, left, and two former students — Wheeling Park High School freshman Brooke Sikole and sophomore Josie Long — reflect on their recent trip to Honolulu and the 2020 American Astronomical Society Conference. The students presented to the world scholars findings on their research on determining the size of pulsars.

Two Wheeling Middle School astronomy students reached for the stars two years ago to learn about pulsars, and this month they presented the results of their research to the world’s scientific community in Honolulu.

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