Fairmont State University composer explores sounds of Green Bank

picture of Fairmont State composer and music faculty Dr. Daniel Eichenbaum
Fairmont State University composer and music faculty Dr. Daniel Eichenbaum.
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WiFi Is Illegal in This American Town. (And Yes, People Actually Live There.)

It’s the first of October and Route 92 into town is lined with trees dressed with greens, oranges, and yellows. Autumn is refreshingly crisp and colorful here in Green Bank, West Virginia. The road winds and curves past a convenience store, a school, a library, and a post office. There are no shopping plazas, fast food restaurants, office buildings, or apartment complexes here. There’s also no cell service.


Breakthrough Listen Announces New Collaboration

Breakthrough Listen to Collaborate with Scientists from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Team to Look for Signs of Advanced Extraterrestrial Life.


New Tech, Bright Future, for the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Observatory

image of the Green Bank Telescope in the Fall
The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope – the world’s premiere single-dish radio telescope – operates at roughly 6,500 hours a year, more than any other observatory. (GBO/AUI/NSF)

Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected, Almost too Massive to Exist

Astronomers using the GBT have discovered the most massive neutron star to date, a rapidly spinning pulsar approximately 4,600 light-years from Earth. This record-breaking object is teetering on the edge of existence, approaching the theoretical maximum mass possible for a neutron star.