Learn how stars and galaxies provide a unique laboratory for understanding.
Connect chemistry in space with life on Earth.
Learn how and why planets form.
Ask important questions about the galaxy.
April 25, 2017
As galaxies age, some of their basic chemical elements can also show signs of aging. This aging process can be seen as certain atoms “put on a little weight,” meaning they change into heavier isotopes — atoms with additional neutrons in their nuclei...
March 10, 2017
NASA scientists employ a novel radar technique using NASA Goldstone antenna and GBT locate lost spacecraft.
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Work with the experts to learn the essential skills and knowledge to use the GBT and maximize its scientific output.
A well-instrumented Green Bank Telescope (GBT) operating at high frequency represents a unique scientific resource for the US community. As a filled-aperture, 100m-diameter telescope, the GBT is ideally suited to fast mapping of extended, low surface brightness emission with excellent instantaneous frequency coverage.
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The Universe is whispering to us and the gigantic Green Bank Telescope (GBT) can decipher these cosmic murmurs like no other. From comets to cosmology, the sheer range of science done with this versatile instrument is astounding.
Astronomers currently use the Green Bank Telescope to map the lunar regolith, time millisecond pulsars, weigh black holes and probe dark energy. Now the race is on to study the new window to the Universe: ripples in space time. This is an exciting time for science!