Category: News

  • NSF and SpaceX Finalize Radio Spectrum Coordination Agreement

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) and SpaceX have finalized a radio spectrum coordination agreement to limit interference from the company’s Starlink satellites to radio astronomy assets operating between 10.6 and 10.7 GHz. The agreement, detailed in a statement released by NSF today, ensures that Starlink satellite network plans will meet international radio astronomy protection standards,…


  • Planetary Defense & Science Will Advance With New Radar on Green Bank Telescope

    With less power than a microwave, prototype produced highest resolution images of Moon ever captured from Earth With a transmitter less powerful than a microwave oven, a team of scientists and engineers used the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) and Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to make the highest-resolution radar images of the…


  • Science Newsletter #AAS241 Edition

    Find out about all of GBO’s latest news and research!


  • GBT Scans 12 Planets for SETI Search

    The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), part of the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia, is the world’s premiere single-dish radio telescope. Between its 100-meter dish (328-foot), unblocked aperture, and excellent surface accuracy, the GBT provides unprecedented sensitivity in the millimeter to meter wavelengths—very high to extremely high frequency (VHF to EHF). Since…


  • GBT, SETI, & the WOW Signal: the Search Continues…

    New radio observations of a distant Sun-like star thought to be a likely source of the famous WOW! signal reveal no evidence that the system harbors anything (or anyone) capable of sending such a signal. Nonetheless, astronomers say the “null result” is an important step in verifying a new, more targeted approach to searching nearby stars for…