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GBT Upgrade to Sharpen Telescope’s Vision

Image of GBT with laser scanning device

Image: The Green Bank Telescope will use a laser scanning system to measure and adjust its surface precisely. Credit : GBO/AUI Plans for 1000 Hours of Day and Night High-Frequency Observing Each Year The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $1.3 million to upgrade its Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia with…

Artificial Intelligence Uncovers 72 New Fast Radio Bursts in GBT’s Breakthrough Listen Data

Single image of a Fast Radio burst (FRB) captured by Breakthrough Listen using the Green Bank Telescope.

For Immediate Release Machine learning algorithms applied to data from the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope find new pulses from the mysterious repeating source FRB 121102. These algorithms are also helping Breakthrough Listen search for new kinds of candidate signals from extraterrestrial intelligence. Breakthrough Listen – the astronomical program searching for signs of intelligent…

Radio Observations Confirm Superfast Jet of Material From Neutron Star Merger

Artist impression - Superfast jet

Jet appeared to move four times faster than light Precise measurement using a continent-wide collection of National Science Foundation (NSF) radio telescopes has revealed that a narrow jet of particles moving at nearly the speed of light broke out into interstellar space after a pair of neutron stars merged in a galaxy 130 million light-years…

West Virginia First-Generation College Students Get Major Boost to STEM Opportunities

National Science Foundation award continues funding for successful STEM education program West Virginia’s First2 STEM Student Success Alliance has received a total of $2,694,300 in new funding as part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) INCLUDES grant program, which helps to develop and maintain a diverse, innovative workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering,…

Green Bank Observer – Vol II, Issue 3

News from the Director The students and interns have gone home, the cafeteria staff all got to take last weekend off, and last night the temperature here dropped into the 40s (Fahrenheit). Green Bank’s summer is coming to an end. The summer itself was busy in a wonderful way – we had 10 summer students…