Green Bank Observatory’s link to the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

the 85-2 and 85-3 radio telescopes
85-2 and 85-3 working together with the 85-1 (not shown) in the Green Bank Interferometer, the NRAO’s first array. (NSF/AUI)

Three scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics for their study of the super massive black hole that sits at the center of our galaxy. This black hole, Sagittarius A*, as it’s known, was first discovered as a bright radio object in 1974 at the Green Bank Observatory.

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Green Bank, Biking, & Mon Forest Towns

students in front of the GBT

Did you know that Green Bank is a Mon Forest Town? Several small towns located within the Monongahela National Forest are great locations for accessing a variety of recreational activities, from hiking and biking trails, to camping.

Green Bank has been featured in the Mon Forest Towns website with a guide to biking on site. Read the full story here.

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Green Bank Telescope Data a part of Breakthrough Listen’s Most Comprehensive Search to Date

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the worlds largest steerable telescope, standing 485-feet tall, weighing over 17 million pounds, with a 2.3 acre surface.

Reanalysis of Breakthrough Listen Data to Include Other Stellar Objects in the Field Yields Most Comprehensive SETI Search to Date

Independent team combines existing radio telescope data with new catalogs to search over 200 times more stars than before

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